Avalanche *Warning* - includes Park County

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Avalanche *Warning* - includes Park County

Post by ParkBull » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:34 pm

The following message is transmitted at the request of the
Colorado avalanche information center.

Avalanche *warning* extended for the Medicine Bow Mountains, Never
Summer Mountains, Front Range, Williams Fork Mountains, Tenmile
Range, Gore Range, Vail area mountains, Elk Mountains, Ruby Range,
Mosquito Range, Sawatch Range and Grand Mesa

* timing: the avalanche warning has been extended it will
expire Monday 3/4/2019 at 6:00 PM MST.

* Affected areas: Colorado avalanche information center backcountry
forecast zones of Front Range, Vail/Summit County, Aspen,
Gunnison, and Grand Mesa

* avalanche danger: the backcountry avalanche danger is high (level
4 of 5).

* Reason: large snowfall accumulations and strong westerly winds are
resulting in very dangerous avalanche conditions. Human-triggered
avalanches are very likely and will be large enough to bury a
person. Avalanches can release naturally from high elevations and
run long distances to valley floors.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: backcountry travel in or
below avalanche terrain is not recommended.

Consult www.Colorado.Gov/avalanche for detailed information

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