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Latest Avalanche Watch by KBOU
Issued 2/18/2018 8:46 AM America/Denver.
Valid through 2/20/2018 10:00 AM America/Denver.
wous45 kbou 181546
bulletin - immediate broadcast requested
colorado avalanche information center
relayed by national weather service denver/boulder co
846 am mst sun feb 18 2018
the following message is transmitted at the request of the
colorado avalanche information center.
avalanche watch in effect. the colorado avalanche information center
has issued an avalanche watch
* timing...issued at 8 am mst sunday for dangerous avalanche
conditions beginning monday morning.
* affected area...affected areas include...the elk mountains,
basalt, red table and hardscrabble mountains, ruby range, west elk
mountains, mosquito range, sawatch range, san juan mountains, la
plata mountains, needle mountains, grenadier range.
* avalanche danger...the avalanche danger could increase to
high(level 4) monday morning if we meet or exceed the upper end
of forecast snow totals.
* reason...a powerful winter storm will move into colorado sunday
night. portions of the central and southern mountains could see
new snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet by tuesday afternoon. snow
will be accompanied by very strong winds. avalanche danger could
rise to high (level 4). natural avalanches will become likely and
large dangerous human triggered avalanches breaking 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.
consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information.