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San Juan County OEM
Saturday March 9th, 2019 :: 07:37 a.m. MST

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The avalanche danger is HIGH (Level 4). Very large natural avalanches are likely-- high snowfall rates and high wind

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 559 AM MST SAT MAR 09 2019

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

Avalanche Warning in effect for the Colorado Avalanche Information
Center Backcountry Forecast Zones of the Front Range, Vail and
Summit County, Sawatch, Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Mesa. The North San Juan zone has been added to this warning.

* TIMING...Beginning Wednesday March 6. Expires at 8:00 AM MST
Sunday March 9.

* AFFECTED AREA...Front Range, Medicine Bow Mountains, Never Summer Mountains, Ten Mile Range, Williams Fork Mountains, Gore Range, Elk Mountains, West Elk Mountains, Ruby Range, Mosquito Range, Sawatch Range, Grand Mesa, San Juan Mountains, San Miguel
Mountains, Rico Mountains and La Garita Mountains

* AVALANCHE DANGER...Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. The avalanche danger is HIGH (Level 4). Very large natural avalanches
are likely.

* REASON...Continued snowfall overnight on Friday and strong winds
on Saturday will result in destructive avalanches that can run to
the valley bottoms. Historic avalanches have run in the last few
days and will continue to do so through Saturday. Avalanches may
release naturally, human-triggered avalanches are very likely.

Instructions:

Do not travel in or below avalanche terrain. Be Prepared with a winter kit on your vehicle (extra blankets, water, food).

Address/Location
San Juan County OEM
1557 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-387-5531

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
NWS Rebroadcast

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