Weather Alert
El Paso County, CO
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 3/9/19 12:15 PM
End: 3/10/19 8:10 AM
Dur: 18:55
Canceled 3/10/19 8:10 AM

Avalanche Warning issued March 09 at 12:15PM MDT by NWS
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 San Mounatin zones have been added to this warning.

* TIMING...
Beginning Wednesday March 6. Expires at 6:00 AM MST Sunday March 10.

* 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, La Plata Mountains, Needle Mountains and La Garita Mountains * AVALANCHE DANGER...Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. The avalanche danger is HIGH (Level 4 of 5). 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.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Do not travel in or below avalanche terrain.
Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information.
JK
Updated: Sat 3/9/19 7:05 PM EST


Updated: Sat 3/9/19 7:05 PM EST

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