La Sal and Abajo Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 7:35 PM MST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM MST
Tuesday...

* what... heavy snow expected at times. Additional snow
accumulations of 3 to 5 inches with 10 to 20 inches total
accumulation expected.

* Where... in Utah, La Sal and Abajo Mountains. In Colorado,
southwest San Juan Mountains and northwest San Juan Mountains.

* When... until 6 PM MST Tuesday.

* Additional details... travel will be very difficult over
mountain passes. Expect snowy and icy roads causing
treacherous driving conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest Road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.





Avalanche Warning
Issued: 3:09 PM MST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service Utah avalanche center Moab UT.

The Forest service Utah avalanche center in Moab has issued a
backcountry avalanche warning.

*Timing... 3 PM MST Monday through 6 am MST Tuesday.

*Affected area... for the Abajo Mountains of southeastern Utah.

*Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger has risen to high.

*Reason/impacts... recent heavy snow combined with wind has created
widespread areas of unstable snow and dangerous avalanche
conditions. Both human triggered and natural avalanches are
likely. Stay off of, and out from under slopes steeper than 30
degrees. Avoid travel in avalanche terrain.



309 PM MST Mon Feb 18 2019

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service Utah avalanche center Moab UT.

The Forest service Utah avalanche center in Moab has issued a
backcountry avalanche warning.

*Timing... 3 PM MST Monday through 6 am MST Tuesday.

*Affected area... for the Abajo Mountains of southeastern Utah.

*Avalanche danger... the avalanche danger has risen to high.

*Reason/impacts... recent heavy snow combined with wind has created
widespread areas of unstable snow and dangerous avalanche
conditions. Both human triggered and natural avalanches are
likely. Stay off of, and out from under slopes steeper than 30
degrees. Avoid travel in avalanche terrain.


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