NOAA: “Avalanche Watch” for Colorado

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Colorado avalanche warning currently.  Red = High.
Colorado avalanche warning currently. Red = High.

NOAA has issued an Avalanche Watch for Colorado.  As far as we’re concerned, just this warning is a good enough warning to stay out of the backcountry and get some great resort turns in this weekend.

Avalanche danger is high in many places in Colorado right now and travel in avalanche terrain is NOT recommended.

Please read NOAA’s avalanche warning below:

NOAA’s AVALANCHE WARNING for COLORADO:

AVALANCHE WATCH
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
229 PM MST THU JAN 30 2014

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

...AVALANCHE WATCH EXTENDED FOR PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO...

THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS EXTENDED AN AVALANCHE
WATCH FOR ALL MOUNTAIN RANGES IN THE ASPEN...GUNNISON...GRAND MESA
...AND NORTH SAN JUAN FORECAST ZONES. SNOWFALL INTENSITY IS PREDICTED
TO INCREASE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
FORECAST ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ARE POSSIBLE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
IF THE FORECAST VERIFIES...THE AVALANCHE DANGER WILL RISE QUICKLY AND
COULD REACH WARNING CRITERIA BY FRIDAY MORNING. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS
NEED TO STAY ALERT TO CHANGING CONDITIONS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE
PRECAUTIONS AS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATES.

FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION CALL...303-275-5360 IN
DENVER...970-668-0600 IN SUMMIT COUNTY...970-920-1664 IN ASPEN...
970-247-8187 IN DURANGO...OR VISIT THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION
CENTER`S WEB PAGE AT COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE

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