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.