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Colorado, Southwest San Juan Mountains

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 3:23 AM MST on March 03, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EST on March 03, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MST this
afternoon...
... Blizzard Warning is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has cancelled the
Blizzard Warning.

* Locations include the cities of... Ouray... Telluride... Lake
City... Silverton... Rico... Hesperus.

* Timing... light snow this morning becomes heavy this afternoon
and overnight. Snow continues through Tuesday afternoon.

* Snow accumulation... additional snow 4 to 8 inches with up to a
foot possible. The heaviest snowfall shifts to northwest facing
slopes tonight.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph today.

* Impacts... travel is expected to be difficult through early
Wednesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.






Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 2:26 PM MST on March 02, 2015

Expires 9:00 AM EST on March 03, 2015



... Avalanche warning extended for the southern San Juan and northern
San Juan Mountains, the Ruby Range, and the West Elk Mountains...

Another foot of snow along with strong wind is expected overnight.
This will keep the avalanche danger elevated through tomorrow
morning. Natural and human triggered avalanches remain likely on all
steep slopes.

Backcountry travel into or below avalanche terrain is not
recommended at this time.

Davis



226 PM MST Mon Mar 02 2015


... Avalanche warning extended for the southern San Juan and northern
San Juan Mountains, the Ruby Range, and the West Elk Mountains...

Another foot of snow along with strong wind is expected overnight.
This will keep the avalanche danger elevated through tomorrow
morning. Natural and human triggered avalanches remain likely on all
steep slopes.

Backcountry travel into or below avalanche terrain is not
recommended at this time.

Davis


654 am MST sun Mar 01 2015

The following message is transmitted at the request of the
Colorado avalanche information center.

... Avalanche warning issued for the Sangre de Cristo, southern San
Juan and northern San Juan Mountains, the Ruby Range, and the West
Elk Mountains ...

A strong winter storm has deposited a foot of new snow thus far and
periods of heavy snowfall and increasing winds are forecast for the
next couple days. Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely
on all steep slopes today.

Backcountry travel into or below avalanche terrain is not
recommended at this time.

Lazar 3/1



654 am MST sun Mar 01 2015

The following message is transmitted at the request of the
Colorado avalanche information center.

... Avalanche warning issued for the Sangre de Cristo, southern San
Juan and northern San Juan Mountains, the Ruby Range, and the West
Elk Mountains ...

A strong winter storm has deposited a foot of new snow thus far and
periods of heavy snowfall and increasing winds are forecast for the
next couple days. Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely
on all steep slopes today.

Backcountry travel into or below avalanche terrain is not
recommended at this time.

Lazar 3/1


Local Storm Report



03/02/2015 0406 PM

Silverton, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.






03/02/2015 0406 PM

Silverton, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.






03/02/2015 0406 PM

Silverton, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.






03/02/2015 0921 am

Coal Bank Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m29.5 inch, reported by caic.


            13 inches with 1.8 inches swe last 24 hrs 29.5 inches
            with 3.0 inches swe storm total





03/02/2015 0921 am

Coal Bank Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m29.5 inch, reported by caic.


            13 inches with 1.8 inches swe last 24 hrs 29.5 inches
            with 3.0 inches swe storm total





03/02/2015 0919 am

Molas Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m30.0 inch, reported by caic.


            19 inches last 24hrs 2.3 swe with 30 inches 3.05 swe
            storm total





03/02/2015 0919 am

Molas Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m30.0 inch, reported by caic.


            19 inches last 24hrs 2.3 swe with 30 inches 3.05 swe
            storm total





03/01/2015 1100 am

1 miles WNW of Gladstone, San Juan County.

Snow e12.0 inch, reported by ski area.






03/01/2015 1100 am

1 miles WNW of Gladstone, San Juan County.

Snow e12.0 inch, reported by ski area.






03/01/2015 0714 am

Coal Bank Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by caic.


            24 hour snowfall with swe of 0.8 inches.





03/01/2015 0714 am

Coal Bank Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.0 inch, reported by caic.


            24 hour snowfall with swe of 0.8 inches.





03/01/2015 0714 am

Molas Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m11.0 inch, reported by caic.


            24 hour snowfall with swe of 0.75 inches.





03/01/2015 0714 am

Molas Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m11.0 inch, reported by caic.


            24 hour snowfall with swe of 0.75 inches.





02/28/2015 0326 PM

Coal Bank Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.5 inch, reported by caic.


            Swe 0.7 inches... storm total so far





02/28/2015 0325 PM

Molas Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m6.5 inch, reported by caic.


            Swe 0.4 inches... storm total so far





02/28/2015 0326 PM

Coal Bank Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.5 inch, reported by caic.


            Swe 0.7 inches... storm total so far





02/28/2015 0326 PM

Coal Bank Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m10.5 inch, reported by caic.


            Swe 0.7 inches... storm total so far





02/28/2015 0325 PM

Molas Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m6.5 inch, reported by caic.


            Swe 0.4 inches... storm total so far





02/28/2015 0325 PM

Molas Pass, San Juan County.

Heavy snow m6.5 inch, reported by caic.


            Swe 0.4 inches... storm total so far



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