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Special Statement

Statement as of 5:08 AM MST on December 18, 2014

Expires 7:15 PM EST on December 18, 2014


... Significant mountain snowfall possible Sunday afternoon through
Tuesday night... with another storm possible on Christmas day...

Inclement weather will be hanging around eastern Utah and western
Colorado for at least another week as a series of Pacific storms
move through the region. Weak waves of energy will bring some
light snow to the mountains through the end of this week with a
brief break arriving Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning.

By Sunday afternoon... upper level winds will be swinging around
to the northwest sending a series of very moist disturbances into
the northern and central mountains of western Colorado. This
favorable wind flow combined with the Pacific moisture may result
in a prolonged period of moderate to heavy snowfall from Vail Pass
northward to the Wyoming state line near Steamboat Springs. Early
indications suggest well over a foot of new snow will be possible
between Sunday afternoon and late Tuesday evening.

Long range computer models are suggesting another storm will pass
through the region Christmas eve or on Christmas day. This system
will have the potential to bring snow to even the lower valleys
of eastern Utah and western Colorado.

With heavy Holiday travel anticipated... the impact from any
snowfall late this weekend through Christmas day may result in
significant delays. Plan ahead and check the latest forecast
before traveling across eastern Utah and western Colorado.


Local Storm Report



12/17/2014 1045 PM

Carbondale, Garfield County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.






12/17/2014 0541 PM

Douglas Pass, Garfield County.

Heavy snow m6.0 inch, reported by dept of highways.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:07 AM MST on December 18, 2014



A disorganized trough of low pressure continues to move through the
area today with light snow. Over the last 24 hours, the mountains
of southeast Utah and western Colorado generally received anywhere
from 2 to 4 inches of snow as of 6 am MST. The exception to this
was the uncompaghre gorge including the town of Ouray that received
anywhere from 5 to 8 inches of snow with locally higher amounts
possible.


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

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

Colorado

... Garfield County...
   Douglas Pass 6.0 541 PM 12/17 dept of highways
   Carbondale 3.0 1045 PM 12/17 trained spotter

... Ouray County...
   4 S Ouray 7.0 1145 PM 12/17 caic
   Ouray 5.5 741 am 12/18 trained spotter
   Ridgway 2.0 957 PM 12/17 public
   3 NNW Ridgway 2.0 1110 PM 12/17 at loghill

... Pitkin County...
   7 ENE Marble 3.1 600 am 12/18 ski area

... San Miguel County...
   2 WSW Telluride 8.0 600 am 12/18 ski area
   Telluride 3.5 500 am 12/18 trained spotter


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

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

Colorado

... Eagle County...
   Avon 2n 1.8 800 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Edwards 1.3 WNW 1.3 812 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.7 717 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.7 700 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.6 707 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Vail 2.6 E 0.3 712 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Gypsum 1.9 SSW 0.1 721 am 12/17 cocorahs

... Garfield County...
   Glenwood Springs .64 0.7 736 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs 1.7 0.4 911 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Rifle 3.2 ENE 0.4 755 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.4 700 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 2.5 700 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 0.3 930 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Mesa County...
   Mesa 6s 1.5 600 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Mesa 5.7 SSE 1.1 806 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Collbran 2sw 0.1 800 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Moffat County...
   Craig 4sw 1.6 700 am 12/17 W co coop site
   Craig 33n 1.0 800 am 12/17 unofficial station

... Montrose County...
   Paradox 2n 0.2 600 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Rio Blanco County...
   Rangely 1e 1.5 700 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Routt County...
   stmboat spgs 1se 1.9 659 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1 1.9 726 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1. 1.7 816 am 12/17 cocorahs

Utah

... Uintah County...
   Fort Duchesne 0.2 704 am 12/17 E UT coop site
   Vernal 1s 0.2 700 am 12/17 E UT coop site


**********************24 hour precipitation**********************

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

Colorado

... Delta County...
   Paonia 2.1 SSE 0.02 804 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 4.7 W 0.01 747 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Hotchkiss 5wnw 0.01 745 am 12/17 unofficial station

... Eagle County...
   Avon 2n 0.12 800 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Edwards 1.3 WNW 0.09 812 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2.3 N 0.05 717 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Wolcott 2n 0.05 700 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Vail 2.6 E 0.04 712 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Vail 0.9 WNW 0.04 707 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Gypsum 1.9 SSW 0.01 721 am 12/17 cocorahs

... Garfield County...
   Glenwood Springs 1.7 0.06 911 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Glenwood Springs .64 0.05 736 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Rifle 3.2 ENE 0.04 755 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Rifle 3ene 0.04 700 am 12/17 W co coop site
   Glenwood Springs 1.4 0.03 914 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Rifle 0.01 1100 am 12/17 aviation site
   Glenwood Springs 5.3 0.01 659 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Silt 1e 0.01 700 am 12/17 unofficial station

... Gunnison County...
   Gothic 0.15 700 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Crested Butte 0.02 930 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Mesa County...
   Mesa 5.7 SSE 0.09 806 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Mesa 6s 0.07 600 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Grand Junction 0.02 1100 am 12/17 aviation site
   Collbran 2sw 0.01 800 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Moffat County...
   Craig 1.2 ESE 0.15 746 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Craig 4sw 0.15 700 am 12/17 W co coop site
   Massadona 0.15 900 am 12/17 W co coop site
   Craig 33n 0.09 800 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Craig 0.05 1100 am 12/17 aviation site

... Montrose County...
   Paradox 2n 0.02 600 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Rio Blanco County...
   Meeker 0.08 1100 am 12/17 aviation site
   Rangely 1e 0.08 700 am 12/17 W co coop site

... Routt County...
   stmboat spgs 1se 0.12 659 am 12/17 unofficial station
   Steamboat Springs 1. 0.12 816 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Steamboat Springs 1 0.12 726 am 12/17 cocorahs

Utah

... Grand County...
   Moab 1.3 NW 0.01 825 am 12/17 cocorahs

... San Juan County...
   canyonlands-neck 0.02 906 am 12/17 E UT coop site

... Uintah County...
   Fort Duchesne 0.02 704 am 12/17 E UT coop site
   Vernal 3.7 WNW 0.02 849 am 12/17 cocorahs
   Vernal 1s 0.02 700 am 12/17 E UT coop site


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