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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 3:15 PM MDT on April 18, 2015

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on April 19, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight MDT
tonight...

* locations include the cities of... Aspen... Vail... Snowmass...
Crested Butte... Taylor Park... Marble.

* Timing... periods of snow... locally heavy at times... through
tonight.

* Snow accumulation... an additional 2 to 4 inches... bringing
totals of up 10 to 20 inches. Local amounts in excess of 2
feet.

* Winds... north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Visibility... less than one mile at times in heavy snow.

* Impacts... roads will be slick with slush or snow over mountain
passes. Backcountry travel will be difficult.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.





Record Report

Statement as of 1:58 AM MDT on April 18, 2015


... Record daily maximum precipitation set at Grand Junction co
yesterday...

0.74 inches of precipitation fell at the Grand Junction Colorado
regional Airport yesterday. This set a new record for daily maximum
precipitation for April 17th, breaking the previous record of 0.58,
set in 1975.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:32 PM MDT on April 18, 2015


Rain and snow began falling over eastern Utah on Wednesday,
spreading into western Colorado Wednesday night and Thursday, as the
slow moving storm system dropped into The Four Corners area and then
east. Following are storm total snowfall and precipitation reports.
The first section highlights snowfall, and the second section
highlights rainfall or the water content of the snow.

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

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

Colorado

... Delta County...
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 9.2 722 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Paonia 1.3 NNW 8.1 947 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5.1 WNW 7.0 715 am 4/18 cocorahs
   4 NNE Cedaredge 6.0 800 am 4/17 trained spotter
   Cedaredge 6.0 114 PM 4/17 public
   Grand Mesa 6.0 645 am 4/17 storm total snowfall
   4 NW Cedaredge 5.5 259 PM 4/17 public
   Cedaredge 1.0 NE 5.5 800 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 5.2 810 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5wnw 4.9 850 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Hotchkiss 4.7 W 4.9 756 am 4/18 cocorahs
   5 WNW Hotchkiss 4.2 710 am 4/17 swe 0.47 inches
   Hotchkiss 1.8 NNE 4.0 915 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 4.0 329 PM 4/16 accumulation on grass.
   Crawford 3.0 143 PM 4/16 public
   4 NNW Lazear 3.0 725 am 4/17 trained spotter
   N Cedaredge 2.5 334 PM 4/16 accumulation on snow.
   Delta 2.0 1058 am 4/16 public
   Cory 1.5 336 PM 4/16 public
   Eckert 1.1 SW 1.0 718 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Dolores County...
   Northdale 3.7 730 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 1.5 748 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
   Avon 1.1 se 1.8 913 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 1.0 735 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.7 705 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Carbondale 5.7 E 0.6 808 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.3 708 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.3 800 am 4/18 unofficial station

... Garfield County...
   Douglas Pass 6.0 131 PM 4/16 caic
   Carbondale 4.6 NNE 3.7 844 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.5 W 1.3 656 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.4s 0.5 850 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.3 WNW 0.4 810 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.7nw 0.2 907 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 17.5 800 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 17.5 735 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Doyleville 2.1 W 8.5 845 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 8.5 704 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Crested Butte 7.0 911 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Parlin 2.7 ESE 7.0 709 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Cimarron 11.2 S 6.5 846 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Gunnison 6.6 N 6.2 928 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Gunnison 6.0 937 am 4/17 public
   Gunnison 3sw 5.0 900 am 4/17 W co coop site
   1 N Gunnison 3.5 928 am 4/17 public
   cochetopa creek 1.3 833 am 4/16 W co coop site

... Hinsdale County...
   Slumgullion Pass 3.0 720 am 4/17 storm total snowfall

... La Plata County...
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 4.7 825 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Redmesa 4.2 NW 4.3 822 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hesperus 6.9 S 3.3 719 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hesperus 4.9 se 1.9 803 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Durango 4.8 WSW 1.6 807 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Durango .35 E 1.2 713 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Durango 5s 1.0 1030 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Ignacio 8e 0.2 800 am 4/18 W co coop site

... Mesa County...
   Mesa 6s 12.0 700 am 4/18 unofficial station
   6 S Mesa 8.0 930 am 4/17 swe 0.80 inches
   Collbran 2sw 7.0 900 am 4/18 W co coop site
   4 S Collbran 7.0 356 PM 4/17 public
   Glade Park 17w 7.0 900 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Glade Park 6.5 201 PM 4/17 public
   Collbran 0.2 ESE 6.2 904 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Collbran 6.2 900 am 4/18 unofficial station
   5 ESE Glade Park 6.0 957 am 4/17 trained spotter
   Clifton 4.0 129 PM 4/16 public
   5 NNW Grand Junction 2.7 800 am 4/18 NWS employee
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 2.1 721 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 2.0 100 am 4/17 aviation site
   Grand Junction 1.1 S 2.0 703 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Redlands 2.0 1105 am 4/16 public
   3 NNE Grand Junction 2.0 1209 PM 4/16 NWS office
   Palisade 2.0 104 PM 4/16 public
   Grand Junction 4.0 W 2.0 833 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 2.7 S 1.7 925 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 5.6 W 1.0 714 am 4/17 cocorahs
   5 se Glade Park 1.0 936 am 4/16 still snowing
   Fruitvale 1.0 421 PM 4/16 accumulation on grass.
   2 NE Clifton 1.0 958 am 4/16 accumulation on grass.
   Grand Junction 8nnw 0.1 747 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Colorado nm 0.1 900 am 4/17 W co coop site

... Moffat County...
   Craig 33n 4.8 900 am 4/17 unofficial station
   Craig 4sw 0.9 800 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Dinosaur 0.3 SW 0.8 737 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Craig 4.9 WNW 0.1 910 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Montezuma County...
   Mancos 3.8 WNW 3.4 907 am 4/18 cocorahs
   2 NW Arriola 3.0 540 am 4/18 trained spotter
   Mesa Verde np 3.0 1028 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Dolores 4.8 ENE 2.8 845 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Cortez 1.5 900 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Cortez 2.0 NW 1.5 824 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Cortez 1.2 SW 1.1 705 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Dolores 3.9 SSW 0.9 623 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Montrose County...
   Montrose 8.1 WNW 7.5 859 am 4/18 cocorahs
   15 W Montrose 7.0 800 am 4/17 swe 0.45 inches
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 5.8 909 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 4.6 807 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.6 E 4.2 722 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Olathe 3.2 NNE 4.0 706 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 10.1 S 4.0 657 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Olathe 4.0 1255 PM 4/18 18 hour snowfall
   Paradox 2n 3.2 600 am 4/17 swe 0.32 inches
   7 W Montrose 3.0 430 am 4/17 public
   Montrose 2.3 ENE 2.5 916 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 2.3 824 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.9 ESE 2.3 806 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 ESE 2.0 757 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 2.0 732 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 WSW 1.4 951 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.0 SSE 0.5 704 am 4/17 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
   Ridgway 3.3 NNW 1.9 747 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Ouray .23 NNW 1.6 908 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Ouray 1.6 804 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Ridgway 1.4 900 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Montrose 17.1 SSE 1.4 935 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Pitkin County...
   Independence Pass 16.0 546 am 4/17 storm total snowfall

... Rio Blanco County...
   Rangely 1e 2.0 800 am 4/17 W co coop site

... Routt County...
   Yampa 2.0 800 am 4/17 W co coop site
   stmboat spgs 1se 1.8 759 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Steamboat spgs 1se 1.8 736 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 0. 1.6 709 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1. 1.0 900 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 2. 0.5 745 am 4/16 cocorahs
   Yampa 5.1 S 0.2 727 am 4/15 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 7. 0.1 913 am 4/18 cocorahs

... San Miguel County...
   Norwood 1.4 W 5.9 802 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Redvale 22.8 SW 0.5 811 am 4/17 cocorahs

Utah

... San Juan County...
   Monticello #2 5.5 800 am 4/18 E UT coop site
   canyonlands np-neck 4.0 716 am 4/17 co-op observer
   canyonlands-neck 4.0 850 am 4/18 E UT coop site
   Monticello 2.3 SW 3.0 812 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Uintah County...
Jensen 0.4 WSW 0.5 707 am 4/18 cocorahs
Vernal 1s 0.2 730 am 4/18 E UT coop site


The following are estimated storm total snowfall amounts as of 4 am
Saturday. These reports are based on remote sensors scattered
through the mountains of eastern Utah and western Colorado.

Eastern Utah mountains:
eastern uintas: 15 to 30 inches.
Eastern tavaputs: about 13 inches.
La sals: about 13 inches.
Abajos: about 10 inches.
Western Colorado mountains:
elkheads and park range: 5 to 12 inches.
Flattops: 6 to 12 inches.
Grand mesa: 8 to 17 inches.
    Gore and Elk mountains: 10 to 20 inches,
         with up to 35 inches at Independence Pass.
    West Elk and Sawatch range: 15 to 30 inches.
    Uncompaghre plateau: about 14 inches at Columbine Pass.
    San juans: 5 to 8 inches over NW San Juans,
         with little accumulation among the SW San Juans.


********************Storm total precipitation********************

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

Colorado

... Delta County...
   Hotchkiss 5.1 WNW 1.01 715 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Eckert 1.1 SW 0.98 718 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Paonia 1.3 NNW 0.97 947 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 7.1 WNW 0.97 722 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Delta 3e 0.89 900 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Hotchkiss 5wnw 0.85 850 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Hotchkiss 4.7 W 0.85 756 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Cedaredge 1.0 NE 0.76 800 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.75 810 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 1.8 NNE 0.58 915 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Paonia 1sw 0.45 800 am 4/18 W co coop site

... Dolores County...
   Northdale 0.40 730 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 0.29 748 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
   Carbondale 5.7 E 0.57 808 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Gypsum 1.9 SSW 0.31 748 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Avon 1.1 se 0.28 913 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Gypsum 0.5 E 0.27 709 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.21 708 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.21 800 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.16 705 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 0.10 735 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Avon 2n 0.01 700 am 4/16 unofficial station

... Garfield County...
   Carbondale 4.6 NNE 0.78 844 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Carbondale 0.5 W 0.69 656 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.4 0.57 850 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.7 0.42 907 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.41 800 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Silt 1e 0.35 800 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Rifle 0.9 NE 0.29 757 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Rifle 3.2 ENE 0.29 736 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Rifle 0.26 100 am 4/18 aviation site
   Shoshone 0.26 830 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Carbondale 0.3 WNW 0.21 810 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 2.7 0.18 747 am 4/17 cocorahs

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 1.27 800 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 6.2 N 1.27 735 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Pitkin 1.1 SW 0.79 704 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Doyleville 2.1 W 0.73 845 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Gunnison 6.6 N 0.56 736 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Crested Butte 0.50 911 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Gunnison 3sw 0.49 900 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Cimarron 11.2 S 0.41 846 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Parlin 2.7 ESE 0.40 709 am 4/17 cocorahs
   cochetopa creek 0.08 833 am 4/16 W co coop site
   Gunnison 0.8 N 0.04 838 am 4/16 cocorahs

... La Plata County...
   Hesperus 13.3 SSW 0.30 825 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Redmesa 4.2 NW 0.26 822 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hesperus 6.9 S 0.17 719 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hesperus 4.9 se 0.13 803 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Durango .35 E 0.12 713 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Durango 5s 0.09 1030 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Durango 4.8 WSW 0.08 807 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Bayfield 0.6 WSW 0.01 958 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Mesa County...
   Mesa 6s 1.15 700 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Grand Junction 2.7 S 1.15 858 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 1.0 S 1.13 824 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 3.9 W 1.11 943 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 5.6 W 1.10 740 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 4.1 W 1.09 644 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 4.0 W 1.09 725 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 3.7 S 1.06 818 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 0.6 W 1.06 813 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 8nnw 1.04 747 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 5.1 E 1.03 936 am 4/18 cocorahs
   1 WNW Fruitvale 1.00 458 PM 4/17 public
   Fruita 4.5 NNE 0.98 628 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Glade Park 17w 0.89 900 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Palisade 1.4 se 0.81 654 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Whitewater 4.2 SSE 0.72 625 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Grand Junction 0.71 100 am 4/18 aviation site
   Collbran 2sw 0.70 900 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 1.1 S 0.66 703 am 4/17 cocorahs
   grand jct 6ese 0.64 900 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Collbran 0.2 ESE 0.63 904 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Collbran 0.62 900 am 4/18 unofficial station
   Grand Junction 4.6 E 0.58 710 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Palisade 0.55 800 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Grand Junction 2.3 N 0.48 821 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Palisade 3.3 ENE 0.33 820 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Colorado nm 0.26 900 am 4/18 W co coop site

... Moffat County...
   Craig 30n 0.39 100 am 4/18 W co crn site
   Massadona 0.34 1000 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Craig 33n 0.28 900 am 4/17 unofficial station
   Craig 4sw 0.21 800 am 4/17 W co coop site
   Craig 4.9 WNW 0.18 910 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Hamilton 0.8 WNW 0.15 736 am 4/16 cocorahs
   Craig 0.14 100 am 4/18 aviation site
   Craig 1.2 ESE 0.10 730 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Dinosaur 2e 0.09 100 am 4/18 W co crn site
   Dinosaur 0.3 SW 0.07 737 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Montezuma County...
   Cortez 7.8 WSW 0.37 903 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Mesa Verde np 0.29 1028 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Cortez 2.3 NW 0.28 938 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Dolores 4.8 ENE 0.27 845 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Mancos 3.8 WNW 0.26 907 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Cortez 1.2 SW 0.25 705 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Cortez 0.23 900 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Dolores 3.9 SSW 0.19 623 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Cortez 2.0 NW 0.16 824 am 4/18 cocorahs

... Montrose County...
   Olathe 3.2 NNE 0.98 706 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 3.9 WNW 0.90 841 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 4.0 NW 0.73 807 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Paradox 2n 0.70 700 am 4/18 W co coop site
   Montrose 1.2 ESE 0.62 832 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.3 ENE 0.59 916 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 8.1 WNW 0.50 859 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 11ene 0.47 100 am 4/18 W co crn site
   Montrose 1.6 E 0.47 722 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.9 ESE 0.46 753 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 10.1 S 0.38 657 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 1.2 WSW 0.34 951 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.3 ENE 0.32 909 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Montrose 7.2 SSE 0.30 824 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 0.26 100 am 4/18 aviation site
   Montrose 1.9 ESE 0.24 806 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Montrose 2.0 SSE 0.20 704 am 4/17 cocorahs
   Montrose #2 0.17 900 am 4/17 W co coop site

... Ouray County...
   Ridgway 3.3 NNW 0.21 747 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Montrose 17.1 SSE 0.21 935 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Ouray .23 NNW 0.17 908 am 4/18 cocorahs
   Ouray 0.15 8

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