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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 9:14 PM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EST on December 23, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight MST
Monday night...

* timing... snow will be heavy at times into the early morning
hours Monday... then gradually decrease in intensity.
However... snow will continue to fall and accumulate into Monday
evening.

* Snow accumulations... 8 to 16 inches.

* Wind/visibility... west winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with
gusts up to 40 mph in open areas. Near blizzard conditions will
be possible.

* Impacts... dangerous travel conditions will remain in place
through Monday. Roads will be icy and snow packed roads with
drifting snow and poor visibility. Travel is not recommended
during the height of this storm tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Heavy snow and strong winds
will make travel dangerous or impossible. Consider avoiding
travel in the warning area as conditions will become dangerous.
If you must travel... be prepared for slow and difficult driving
and be prepared for the possibility of Road closures or becoming
stranded. Carry warm clothing and blankets... extra food and
water... a full Gas Tank... and a shovel in your vehicle in case of
an emergency.





Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 5:59 PM MST on December 21, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


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

... Avalanche warning issued for the Steamboat and Flat Tops area of
northern Colorado...

Strong winds, significant snow, and a very weak old snowpack have
conspired to build dangerous avalanche conditions across northern
Colorado for Sunday night into Monday.

As of sunset Sunday night 12 to 20 inches of new snow was reported
from the area. Westerly winds had increased to a steady 20 plus
miles per hour. The old snowpack had a persistently weak snow layer
which will struggle to accept the new snow Load. Temperatures have
also shown a steady rise during the storm cycle, which is another
telltale sign of increasing avalanche danger.

At this time backcountry travel across the zone is not recommended.

Toepfer



559 PM MST sun Dec 21 2014

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

... Avalanche warning issued for the Steamboat and Flat Tops area of
northern Colorado...

Strong winds, significant snow, and a very weak old snowpack have
conspired to build dangerous avalanche conditions across northern
Colorado for Sunday night into Monday.

As of sunset Sunday night 12 to 20 inches of new snow was reported
from the area. Westerly winds had increased to a steady 20 plus
miles per hour. The old snowpack had a persistently weak snow layer
which will struggle to accept the new snow Load. Temperatures have
also shown a steady rise during the storm cycle, which is another
telltale sign of increasing avalanche danger.

At this time backcountry travel across the zone is not recommended.

Toepfer


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