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San Juan County OEM
Tuesday March 12th, 2019 :: 12:34 p.m. MDT

Alert

AVALANCHE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SAN JUAN COUNTY. AVOID KENDALL MTN, SHRINE, REPORT AVALANCHE OCCURRENCES. DANGER IS HIGH (LEV 4)

******Avalanche Warning*******

* TIMING...Beginning 12:00 PM, Tuesday March 12. Expires at 6:00 AM
Thursday March 14.

* AFFECTED AREA... San Juan Mountains, San Miguel Mountains, Rico
Mountains, La Garita Mountains above 10,000 ft

* AVALANCHE DANGER...Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. The avalanche danger is HIGH (Level 4 of 5). Very large avalanches are occurring in the Lake City area.

* REASON... Intense snowfall, strong winds, and warm temperatures at low elevations have made avalanche conditions very dangerous. Large and destructive avalanches are likely.

Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information.

Instructions:

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry travel is very dangerous. Do not travel across or below steep slopes. Avalanches could run long distances.

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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