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Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 8:08 AM MST on March 02, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EST on March 03, 2015


The following message is transmitted at the request of the La Sal
avalanche forecast center.

An avalanche warning is in effect for the mountains of southeast
Utah. Strong winds and heavy snow have created dangerous avalanche
conditions. Back country travelers are advised to use extreme
caution and avoid avalanche terrain. This warning is in effect
until 6 PM MST Tuesday March 3.


808 am MST Mon Mar 2 2015

The following message is transmitted at the request of the La Sal
avalanche forecast center.

An avalanche warning is in effect for the mountains of southeast
Utah. Strong winds and heavy snow have created dangerous avalanche
conditions. Back country travelers are advised to use extreme
caution and avoid avalanche terrain. This warning is in effect
until 6 PM MDT Tuesday March 3.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:22 AM MST on March 03, 2015


The following are preliminary storm reports from western
Colorado and eastern Utah, ending at the times shown with
each report. The first two sections highlight snowfall values, and
the second highlights rainfall or the water content of snow.

The current storm began producing precipitation across
the region Friday afternoon, as the moist southwest
flow set up. Please note that snowfall amounts attributed
to snotels are estimated.

********************Storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Delta County...
   park rsvr 39.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Dolores County...
   Lizard Head Pass 32.2 800 am 3/03 snotel
   El Diente Peak 32.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Eagle County...
   Vail Mountain 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Garfield County...
   Bison Lake 44.8 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Gunnison County...
   Schofield Pass 54.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   north lost trail 33.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   McClure pass 21.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Porphyry creek 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Hinsdale County...
   weminuche creek 26.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   slumgullion 21.1 800 am 3/03 snotel
   upper Rio Grande 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

... La Plata County...
   Vallecito 23.8 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Stump Lakes 15.4 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Columbus Basin 26.6 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Mesa County...
   overland res 26.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Mesa Lakes 16.8 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Montezuma County...
   sharkstooth 26.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Mancos 12.6 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Montrose County...
   Columbine Pass 30.8 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Ouray County...
   Red Mountain Pass 36.4 800 am 3/03 snotel
   idarado 18.2 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Pitkin County...
   Nast lake 11.2 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Kiln 12.6 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Rio Blanco County...
   ripple creek 30.8 800 am 3/03 snotel
   crosho 12.6 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Routt County...
   lost dog 32.2 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Bear River 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Rabbit Ears 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Dry Lake 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Lynx Pass 9.8 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Saguache County...
   upper Taylor 23.8 800 am 3/03 snotel

... San Juan County...
   Beartown 44.8 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Cascade #2 25.2 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Cascade 18.2 800 am 3/03 snotel

... San Miguel County...
   Lone Cone 28.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

Utah

... Daggett County...
   Hickerson Park 5.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Grand County...
   east Willow Creek 23.8 800 am 3/03 snotel

... San Juan County...
   Buckboard Flat 49.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Camp Jackson 40.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   La Sal mountain 28.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   lasal mountain-lower 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Uintah County...
   Kings cabin 16.8 800 am 3/03 snotel


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Archuleta County...
   Pagosa Springs 4.2 W 5.5 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 2.5 W 5.5 626 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Delta County...
   park rsvr 14.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Cedaredge 1.0 NE 2.0 900 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 1.8 723 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 1.1 741 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   Lizard Head Pass 12.0 800 am 3/01 snotel
   El Diente Peak 11.2 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 3.0 740 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
   Vail Mountain 8.4 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Vail 0.9 WNW 5.9 657 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Edwards 1.3 WNW 5.8 645 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 4.1 659 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 2.6 723 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Carbondale 5.7 E 2.6 730 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 2.6 700 am 2/27 unofficial station
   Basalt 5.8 E 2.4 906 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Avon 2n 2.3 600 am 3/01 unofficial station

... Garfield County...
   Bison Lake 28.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Glenwood Springs 2.7 5.9 837 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.4 4.5 848 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs .64 3.5 731 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Shoshone 2.2 730 am 2/27 W co coop site
   Glenwood Springs 1.7 2.1 752 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.3 WNW 1.4 651 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Schofield Pass 19.2 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Gothic 13.5 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 13.5 735 am 3/01 cocorahs
   north lost trail 12.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Crested Butte 9.5 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   McClure pass 7.0 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Porphyry creek 5.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 4.5 715 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cimarron 11.2 S 4.5 804 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Doyleville 2.1 W 2.5 813 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Gunnison 3sw 2.2 800 am 3/01 W co coop site

... Hinsdale County...
   weminuche creek 11.2 800 am 3/03 snotel
   slumgullion 10.8 800 am 3/02 snotel
   upper Rio Grande 7.2 800 am 3/02 snotel

... La Plata County...
   Columbus Basin 9.8 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Vallecito 8.4 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Stump Lakes 5.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Bayfield 0.6 WSW 4.5 914 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango 7.1 N 4.4 845 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7n 4.0 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Durango 4.8 WSW 3.8 908 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Ignacio 8e 3.5 700 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Durango 5s 3.0 830 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Durango .35 E 3.0 711 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Rockwood 6.7 N 3.0 737 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7.0 N 3.0 826 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Hesperus 4.9 se 2.8 823 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Redmesa 4.2 NW 2.0 753 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 1.9 834 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Mesa County...
   Collbran 0.2 ESE 5.3 725 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Collbran 5.2 800 am 2/27 unofficial station
   Collbran 2sw 4.7 800 am 2/27 W co coop site
   Mesa Lakes 2.4 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Grand Junction 3.9 S 1.7 729 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Glade Park 17w 1.6 800 am 2/27 W co coop site
   Mesa 1e 1.2 700 am 2/27 unofficial station
   Grand Junction 5.6 W 1.0 823 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Colorado nm 1.0 800 am 2/28 W co coop site

... Moffat County...
   Massadona 2.0 900 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Craig 4sw 1.0 700 am 2/27 W co coop site
   Craig 33n 1.0 800 am 3/01 unofficial station

... Montezuma County...
   sharkstooth 9.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Cortez 7.4 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Mancos 5.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Dolores 3.9 SSW 3.7 736 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Mesa Verde np 3.5 730 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Cortez 1.2 SW 3.1 718 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Dolores 4.8 ENE 2.8 843 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Cortez 2.0 NW 2.5 805 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 7.8 WSW 2.0 819 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Cortez 1.0 ESE 1.5 819 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Montrose County...
   Columbine Pass 12.0 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Black Canyon np 5.4 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Montrose 10.1 S 4.0 653 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 2.8 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 2.2 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.6 E 1.7 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Paradox 2n 1.2 600 am 2/27 W co coop site
   Montrose 8.1 WNW 1.0 857 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 1.0 736 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Red Mountain Pass 12.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   idarado 8.4 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Ouray 4.6 730 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Ridgway 1.2 915 am 3/01 W co coop site

... Pitkin County...
   Kiln 4.8 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Nast lake 3.6 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Ivanhoe 2.8 800 am 3/03 snotel

... Rio Blanco County...
   ripple creek 12.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   crosho 7.2 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Rangely 1e 2.0 800 am 3/02 W co coop site

... Routt County...
   lost dog 22.4 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Bear River 8.4 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Steamboat Springs 1. 6.7 641 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1. 5.4 647 am 3/01 cocorahs
   stmboat spgs 1se 5.2 659 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 5.2 736 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 0. 5.2 756 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Elk River 4.8 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Dry Lake 4.8 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Steamboat Springs 4.2 730 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Rabbit Ears 3.6 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Lynx Pass 3.6 800 am 3/02 snotel
   Steamboat Springs 1. 3.3 745 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 7. 3.0 757 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Saguache County...
   upper Taylor 10.8 800 am 3/02 snotel

... San Juan County...
   Cascade #2 8.4 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Cascade 7.2 800 am 3/01 snotel
   Beartown 2.8 800 am 2/28 snotel

... San Miguel County...
   Lone Cone 11.2 800 am 3/03 snotel

Utah

... Daggett County...
   Hickerson Park 1.4 800 am 2/28 snotel
   Jarvie ranch 1.2 800 am 2/27 E UT coop site

... Grand County...
   east Willow Creek 11.2 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Castle Valley 0.6 W 2.8 751 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Moab 3.7 ESE 1.3 807 am 2/27 cocorahs

... San Juan County...
   Buckboard Flat 19.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Camp Jackson 13.2 800 am 3/02 snotel
   La Sal mountain 12.6 800 am 3/03 snotel
   lasal mountain-low 8.4 800 am 3/03 snotel
   Monticello #2 6.5 700 am 3/01 E UT coop site
   Monticello 2.3 SW 6.0 827 am 3/01 cocorahs
   hovenweep nm 3.0 800 am 2/28 E UT coop site

... Uintah County...
   Kings cabin 7.0 800 am 3/03 snotel


********************storm total precipitation********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     precipitation of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Archuleta County...
   Pagosa Springs 4.2 W 0.78 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 2.5 W 0.73 626 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Pagosa Springs 0.9 S 0.20 804 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Delta County...
   Cedaredge 1.0 NE 0.22 900 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.18 723 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 0.17 709 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Eckert 1.1 SW 0.17 731 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5.1 WNW 0.14 708 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Delta 3e 0.11 800 am 3/02 W co coop site

... Dolores County...
   Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 0.34 818 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.50 701 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 0.41 709 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Edwards 1.3 WNW 0.35 644 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Carbondale 5.7 E 0.25 737 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Avon 2n 0.22 600 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.18 726 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.18 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Basalt 5.8 E 0.15 906 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Garfield County...
   Rifle 0.29 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Glenwood Springs 2.7 0.29 837 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.7 0.21 820 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs .64 0.21 731 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.4 0.20 848 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.20 700 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Shoshone 0.17 730 am 2/27 W co coop site
   Carbondale 0.3 WNW 0.12 849 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 1.15 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 1.15 735 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Crested Butte 0.81 900 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 0.34 715 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Gunnison 3sw 0.29 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Cimarron 11.2 S 0.25 804 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Doyleville 2.1 W 0.20 813 am 3/01 cocorahs

... La Plata County...
   Bayfield 0.6 WSW 0.63 914 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango 0.59 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Durango .35 E 0.45 711 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Rockwood 6.7 N 0.45 737 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7n 0.42 700 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Durango 7.1 N 0.41 809 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Bayfield 7.0 N 0.41 853 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango 4.8 WSW 0.41 908 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 0.38 834 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Ignacio 8e 0.35 700 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Redmesa 4.2 NW 0.31 810 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Durango 5s 0.27 830 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Hesperus 6.9 S 0.23 740 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Hesperus 4.9 se 0.15 823 am 2/28 cocorahs
   Durango 2.8 S 0.14 836 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Mesa County...
   Collbran 0.2 ESE 0.54 857 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Colorado nm 0.53 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Collbran 0.33 800 am 3/01 unofficial station
   Glade Park 17w 0.29 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Collbran 2sw 0.23 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Palisade 0.13 700 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 5.6 W 0.12 818 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 0.12 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Grand Junction 3.9 S 0.11 729 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Moffat County...
   Craig 30n 0.45 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site
   Craig 0.34 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Massadona 0.25 900 am 3/02 W co coop site

... Montezuma County...
   Cortez 1.2 SW 0.92 718 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 0.84 800 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Cortez 2.0 NW 0.71 805 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Cortez 8se 0.69 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site
   Cortez 7.8 WSW 0.60 849 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Dolores 3.9 SSW 0.56 736 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Mesa Verde np 0.34 730 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Dolores 4.8 ENE 0.19 843 am 2/27 cocorahs
   Cortez 1.0 ESE 0.13 819 am 2/27 cocorahs

... Montrose County...
   Black Canyon np 0.49 800 am 3/01 W co coop site
   Montrose 11ene 0.48 1100 am 3/01 W co crn site
   Paradox 2n 0.29 600 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Montrose 10.1 S 0.28 653 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 0.21 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.6 E 0.15 719 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 0.13 749 am 3/01 cocorahs
   Montrose 0.10 1100 am 3/02 aviation site
   Montrose 8.1 WNW 0.10 857 am 3/01 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Ouray 0.56 658 am 3/02 W co coop site
   Ridgway 0.13 830 am 3/02 W co coop site

... Pitkin County...
   Aspen 0.40 1100 am 3/02 aviation

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