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Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 5:08 AM MST 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.

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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