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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 5:52 AM 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.


Local Storm Report



04/17/2015 0546 am

Independence Pass, Pitkin County.

Heavy snow m16.0 inch, reported by caic.


            Storm total snowfall





04/17/2015 0546 am

Independence Pass, Pitkin County.

Heavy snow m16.0 inch, reported by caic.


            Storm total snowfall





04/17/2015 0400 am

4 miles SW of Independence , Pitkin County.

Heavy snow e14.4 inch, reported by snotel.


            Estimated 24 hr snowfall at Independence Pass snotel





04/17/2015 0400 am

4 miles SW of Independence , Pitkin County.

Heavy snow e14.4 inch, reported by snotel.


            Estimated 24 hr snowfall at Independence Pass snotel



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