Avalanche Warnings in Effect Across Colorado Through Midnight Friday
Avalanche warnings are in effect for several locations across the state of Colorado.
The alert below was issued Thursday evening, December 9, 2021, with some alerts still in effect through midnight Friday, December 10.
The Message Sent Out Across Colorado Thursday Evening
The following message was transmitted at the request of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center:
- WHAT...An Avalanche Warning is in effect.
- WHERE...CAIC Forecast Zones-Steamboat/Flat Tops, Aspen, Gunnison,
North San Juan, and South San Juan
- WHEN...Beginning 4:00 PM Thursday, December 9. Expires at 11:59 PM
Friday December 10.
- IMPACTS...Heavy snow and strong winds will result in numerous
natural avalanches on Thursday night. Very dangerous avalanche
conditions continue into Friday with human-triggered avalanches
- PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Backcountry travel in
avalanche terrain including the runout of avalanche paths is not
recommended. Consult www.colorado.gov/avalanche for detailed
Map Indicating Avalanche Danger in Colorado
I paid a quick visit to colorado.gov/avalanche. The map below indicates the various areas facing potential threats of avalanches.
Well... At Least We Have Some Snow
As you're undoubtedly aware, communities all over Colorado shattered records for the least measurable snowfall. Well, we finally have some snow, and I guess we have to take the good with the bad.
I would like to post again, though, the alert from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center states, "Beginning 4:00 PM Thursday, December 9. Expires at 11:59 PM
Friday December 10."