CAIC: Avalanche Warning Issued For Colorado After Heavy Snowfall Impacts The Area

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Current Avalanche Hazards in Colorado. Image: CAIC

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued Avalanche Hazards throughout Colorado after heavy snowfall hit the area yesterday. Southwestern Colorado has the highest rating, as they received the most snow. Along with that, deep persistent slabs have been added to the avalanche problems in the northern portion of the state.

Avalanche Warning:

COZ019-068-141900-

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
556 AM MST TUE FEB 13 2018

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

AVALANCHE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR FOR THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.

TIMING: IN EFFECT FROM 6AM MST TUESDAY THROUGH 9AM WEDNESDAY.

AFFECTED AREAS: SOUTH SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, LA PLATA MOUNTAINS, NEEDLE
MOUNTAINS, AND GRENADIER RANGE

A POTENT WINTER STORM DROPPED UP TO 2 FEET OF NEW SNOW IN THE LAST
24 HOURS. COMBINED MODERATE TO STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WE HAVE
DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. HUMAN TRIGGERED AND NATURAL
AVALANCHES LARGE ENOUGH TO KILL A PERSON ARE LIKELY Today. TRAVEL
IN BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT ADVISED TODAY. AVOID
Traveling ON OR UNDER SLOPES STEEPER THAN 30 DEGREES IF YOU DO
VENTURE OUT.


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