West Elk and Sawatch Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Avalanche Warning
Issued: 6:05 AM MST Feb. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

Avalanche warning for the San Juan Mountains, Gunnison, and sawatch
zones.

* Timing: in effect from 6 am MST Friday, February 15th through 6 am
Saturday, February 16th

* affected areas: Mosquito Range, Sawatch Range, Elk Mountains, Ruby
Range, West Elk Mountains, San Juan Mountains, La Garita
Mountains, La Plata Mountains, and Needle Mountains

* avalanche danger: the backcountry avalanche danger is high (level
4 fo 5)

* reason: up to two feet of heavy snow fell overnight. Strong
westerly winds continue to drift snow and Load avalanche start
zones. Natural avalanches can run from mountain tops to valley
floors. Large human-triggered avalanches are very likely.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: backcountry travel in or
below avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Consult www.Colorado.Gov/avalanche for detailed information

Jk


605 am MST Fri Feb 15 2019

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

Avalanche warning for the San Juan Mountains, Gunnison, and sawatch
zones.

* Timing: in effect from 6 am MST Friday, February 15th through 6 am
Saturday, February 16th

* affected areas: Mosquito Range, Sawatch Range, Elk Mountains, Ruby
Range, West Elk Mountains, San Juan Mountains, La Garita
Mountains, La Plata Mountains, and Needle Mountains

* avalanche danger: the backcountry avalanche danger is high (level
4 fo 5)

* reason: up to two feet of heavy snow fell overnight. Strong
westerly winds continue to drift snow and Load avalanche start
zones. Natural avalanches can run from mountain tops to valley
floors. Large human-triggered avalanches are very likely.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: backcountry travel in or
below avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Consult www.Colorado.Gov/avalanche for detailed information

Jk



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