Avalanche Watch Issued For Colorado As Powerful Winter Storm Moves In

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The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an Avalanche Watch for Colorado. It has been issued as a powerful winter storm moves into the area. Avalanche danger is expected to raise to a level 4 on Tuesday.

CO Avalanche Watch:

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
907 AM MST MON FEB 12 2018

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.

THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE
WATCH

* TIMING...Issued at 9 AM MST Monday for dangerous avalanche
  conditions beginning Tuesday morning.

* AFFECTED AREA...Affected areas include the San Juan Mountains,
  San Miguel Mountains, and Rico Mountains

* AVALANCHE DANGER...The avalanche danger is expected to increase to
  HIGH(Level 4)on Tuesday

* REASON...A powerful winter storm is moving into southwestern
  Colorado. Portions of the San Juan Mountains could see new snow
  accumulations of 15 to 30 inches by Tuesday morning and the
  avalanche danger will rise to HIGH (Level 4). Natural avalanches
  will become likely and large dangerous human triggered avalanches
  that break near the ground will become very likely.


* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry users should
  avoid traveling on or underneath any slope steeper than 30
  degrees during the watch period.Pay attention to changing
  conditions and a rapidly increasing danger over the next 24 hours.

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