Weather Alert
El Paso County, CO
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 3/13/19 4:42 AM
End: 3/13/19 10:05 AM
Dur: 05:23
Canceled 3/13/19 10:05 AM

Avalanche Watch issued March 12 at 6:51AM MDT by NWS
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.
An Avalanche Watch is in effect for the Front Range, Gore Range, Elk Mountains, Ruby Range, West Elk Mountains, Sawatch Range, Grand Mesa, San Juan Mountains, and La Plata Mountains * TIMING...Dangerous avalanche conditions will develop Tuesday and continue to deteriorate overnight. Expect very dangerous avalanche conditions on Wednesday.

* AFFECTED AREA...
The Front Range, Gore Range, Elk Mountains, Ruby Range, West Elk Mountains, Sawatch Range, Grand Mesa, San Juan Mountains, and La Plata Mountains * AVALANCHE DANGER...Avalanche conditions could become very dangerous by Wednesday. The avalanche danger rating may reach HIGH (Level 4) on Wednesday.

* REASON...
Heavy snowfall and strong winds will increase the avalanche danger. Large avalanches will become very easy to trigger. During periods of heavy snowfall avalanches will release naturally, running from high elevations to valley floors.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Watch for quickly changing conditions today with heavy snowfall. Travel in or under avalanche terrain is not recommended as heavy snow accumulates. Plan ahead for rapidly increasing avalanche danger.
Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed information.
Logan
Updated: Wed 3/13/19 6:45 AM EDT


Updated: Wed 3/13/19 6:45 AM EDT

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