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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM MDT on October 22, 2016

Enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado this winter season, but watch
the weather.

The National Weather Service issues a variety of winter weather
outlooks, watches, warnings, and advisories covered earlier during
this winter weather preparedness week. Safety tips were also passed

An example of severe winter weather occurred in March 2003 across
the eastern foothills, adjacent plains, and mountains. Snowfall
amounts ranged from 80 to 110 inches, along with strong winds in
some areas. The Denver Metro area averaged nearly three feet of
snow. The storm was well forecast, and people heeded the warnings,
so casualties and impacts were mitigated.

More recent examples of what can happen during the winter weather
season were the heavy snow events of December 2006. Back to back
major storms occurred the third and fourth weeks of the month across
eastern Colorado. Heavy snow accumulated over three feet deep in
some areas. Strong wind created 12 to 20 foot snow drifts, and
thousands of ranch animals fell victim. Travel was hampered for days
in the hardest hit areas. More recently, a blizzard occurred the
last week of March in 2009, causing life threatening conditions
across the eastern plains.

During the past few years, powerful winter storms brought blizzard
conditions to the mountains, which threatened and took lives, due to
avalanches and severe winter driving conditions.

Before winter weather threatens this season, you should prepare a
winter safety kit for your vehicle. When planning travel, check the
latest weather forecasts. A valuable companion when heading out is
a battery powered NOAA all hazards weather radio, the voice of the
National Weather Service. It provides you with the latest weather
conditions and forecasts. You can pick one up at your local
electronics or department store.

Finally, if you need information on winter weather safety, winter
weather safety brochures, or NOAA all hazards weather radio, please
visit the website of the National Weather Service office responsible
for your area.

Boulder office... ... ... ... .Weather.Gov/den

Grand Junction office... ... weather.Gov/gjt

Goodland Kansas office... ..Weather.Gov/gld

Pueblo office... ... ... ...

All these efforts help US to build a weather-ready nation, which
will make America safer by saving more lives and protecting

Have a safe and enjoyable winter season in Colorado.

Tom magnuson
warning coordination meteorologist
National Weather Service Pueblo Colorado

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