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Special Statement

Statement as of 2:46 PM MDT on March 29, 2017

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on March 30, 2017


... Developing Spring storm to impact eastern Utah and western
Colorado Thursday night through early Saturday... .

Another strong Spring storm will move across the Great Basin and
into The Four Corners area Thursday night and Friday. The storm is
expected to briefly stall Friday afternoon, before shifting east
southeast across New Mexico Friday night.

Moisture and colder air associated with this system may bring
widespread rain and snow to much of eastern Utah and western
Colorado Thursday night through early Saturday morning. Snow
levels will vary throughout the storm with the best accumulating
snow expected to fall at elevations above 9000 feet. Moderate to
heavy snowfall accumulations will be possible for the higher
mountains with cold rain or rain mixed with snow possible over
the lower valleys.

This is a developing storm and conditions may rapidly change from
warm and dry weather to much colder temperatures with rain and
snow falling in just a few hours. Be sure to check the latest
weather forecast by listening to your favorite media outlet or
visiting our website at weather.Gov/gjt.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:24 PM MDT on March 29, 2017

Expires 4:24 AM EDT on March 30, 2017


The latest early Spring storm began pushing into eastern Utah
Monday afternoon, with mountain snow and valley rain developing.
Rain and snow spread eastward into western Colorado Monday night,
continuing across much of the region Tuesday, before moving out
Tuesday night. Following are preliminary storm total snowfall
reports from across eastern Utah and western Colorado, ending
at the times noted with each report.

Estimated storm total snowfall amounts over the mountains are as follows:

Across western Colorado...
northern mountains... ... 2 to 5 inches.
Central mountains... ... .2 to 8 inches,
                        with 12 inches at north lost trail.
Southern mountains... ... 5 to 12 inches,
                        with 14 inches at Spud Mountain.

Across eastern Utah...
northern mountains... ... 3 to 6 inches,
                        with 21 inches at hickerson.
Central mountains... ... .up to 2 inches.
Southern mountains... ... 3 to 10 inches.

... Snowfall reports...

Location amount time/date provider

... Colorado...

... Delta County...
Cedaredge 10.5 NNW 2.0 in 0800 am 03/28 cocorahs
2 WSW Paonia 0.3 in 0700 am 03/28 hads

... Dolores County...
Dove Creek 12.4 SSW 1.0 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs

... Eagle County...
Vail Pass - cdot yard 3.4 in 1200 PM 03/29 caic
Avon 2n 2.5 in 0600 am 03/29 ucoop
Vail 0.9 WNW 2.0 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs
4 SSW dowd 1.8 in 0700 am 03/28
Vail 2.6 E 1.7 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs
Wolcott 2n 1.5 in 0700 am 03/28 ucoop
Wolcott 2.3 N 1.5 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
Basalt 5.8 E 1.1 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
2 NNE dowd 1.0 in 0700 am 03/28

... Garfield County...
1 NNE Silt 1.5 in 0718 am 03/28

... Gunnison County...
Gothic 7.5 in 0700 am 03/29 ucoop
Crested Butte 6.2 N 7.5 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs
Sapinero 6.7 S 7.0 in 0800 am 03/28 cocorahs
4 NNW Mount Crested Butte 5.5 in 0708 am 03/28
Irwin guides study plot 5.3 in 1100 am 03/28 caic
Crested Butte 4.8 in 0730 am 03/28 hads
Pitkin 1.1 SW 4.5 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs
Powderhorn 4.4 NNE 4.4 in 0800 am 03/29 cocorahs
Pitkin County (ham) 3.5 in 0700 am 03/29 ucoop
Cimarron 11.2 S 3.0 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
11 E Colona 3.0 in 0700 am 03/28
2 NW Sapinero 2.0 in 0957 am 03/28
Gunnison 6.6 N 2.0 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
Somerset 12.5 N 1.5 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
Gunnison 3wsw 0.5 in 0700 am 03/29 ucoop
Gunnison coop 0.4 in 0800 am 03/29 coop

... La Plata County...
Bayfield 7.0 N 1.0 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
Hesperus 4.9 se 0.6 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs
Bayfield 7n 0.4 in 0700 am 03/28 ucoop
Durango 4.8 WSW 0.3 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs

... Moffat County...
Craig coop 0.2 in 0700 am 03/29 coop

... Montezuma County...
Mancos 11 NNE 4.0 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
3 WNW Mancos 0.3 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
1 NW Yellow Jacket 0.2 in 0800 am 03/29 cocorahs

Montrose County...
Black Canyon of the Gunnison 3.0 in 0835 am 03/29 coop
Montrose 7.3 ENE 0.3 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs

... Ouray County...
Red Mountain Pass 10.0 in 0830 am 03/28
Silverton 6.9 NNW 9.2 in 0552 PM 03/28
4 E Camp Bird 8.0 in 0830 am 03/28
Ouray spotter 4.6 in 0715 am 03/29 coop
Ouray .23 NNW 4.6 in 0715 am 03/29 cocorahs
Ouray 2.3 in 0715 am 03/29

... Pitkin County...
1 SW Snowmass Village 4.6 in 0622 am 03/28

... Routt County...
9 NW Hayden 4.5 in 1004 am 03/28
Yampa 5.1 S 1.8 in 0700 am 03/28 cocorahs
Yampa 1.5 in 1033 am 03/28
Steamboat Lake State Park 1.5 in 1200 PM 03/29 caic
6 N Toponas 1.1 in 0700 am 03/28
7 S Steamboat Springs 0.8 in 0826 am 03/28
Steamboat Springs 0.7 ESE 0.5 in 0700 am 03/29 cocorahs

... San Juan County...
Silverton 13.2 in 0700 am 03/29
Coal Bank Pass 11.0 in 0830 am 03/28
Molas Pass 10.0 in 0830 am 03/28

... San Miguel County...
powder basin-Telluride ski 13.6 in 1200 PM 03/29 caic
Telluride 7.0 in 0605 am 03/28
Telluride 4.0 in 0700 am 03/28
2 W Telluride 2.4 in 1200 PM 03/29 misc

... Utah...

... San Juan County...
Monticello 1sw 1.0 in 0800 am 03/28
Monticello no. 2 1.0 in 0750 am 03/29 coop

... Uintah County...
19 S Naples 5.9 in 1240 PM 03/29 ub-air

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


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