Friday, February 15, 2013

Missing 17 year old

Please be on the lookout for 17 year old Dillon McKee.  Dillon went missing 3 am feb.14,2013 from  21 Saddle Cir (Hatcher Lake area)  He was wearing a white hoodie and jeans. For all information please go to www.pagosacrime.com 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect for Pagosa and Sournding Area

Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for Pagosa and the surrounding area until midnight tonight.

In Pagosa, periods of light snow can be expected throughout the day; 2 to 4 more inches could accumulate.  Snow should start to diminish around 3pm

In the surrounding mountains, another 3 to 5 inches can be expected.  Snow will also start diminishing around 3p.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Periods of Heavy Snow in Pagosa This Evening Through Tomorrow Evening

Weather forecast models indicate light snow in Pagosa through 4pm today.  Snow will then intensify.  Periods of heavy snow can be expected through 4pm Monday.  Snow fall rates should be between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch an hour.

Winter Storm Warnings for Pagosa and Sourounding Area

...WINTER STORM WARNINGS NOW ISSUED... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES IN GRAND JUNCTION, PUEBLO, AND ALBUQUERQUE HAVE ISSUED WINTER STORM WARNINGS...

IN THE PAGOSA SPRINGS AREA...WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 3PM MST TODAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT.

IN THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS...WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST ON MONDAY.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STORM SYSTEM WILL DROP SOUTH INTO THE GREAT BASIN TODAY AND WILL MOVE INTO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION BY MIDDAY MONDAY...AND WILL PRODUCE ONGOING PERIODS OF SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE PAGOSA SPRINGS AREA...ANOTHER 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BY MONDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS...ANOTHER 8 TO 14 INCHES THROUGH NOON MONDAY.


* WINDS IN THE PAGOSA SPRINGS AREA...SWITCHING THIS AFTERNOON TO SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH.


* WIND IN THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH.


* VISIBILITY...AT TIMES...LESS THAN 1/2 MILE IN HEAVY SNOWFALL.


* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS. THE THREAT OF AVALANCHES HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE.


PLEASE VISIT: 
- WWW.COTRIP.ORG OR DIAL 511 (877-315-7623) FOR THE LATEST COLORADO ROAD CONDITIONS.

- WWW.NMROADS.COM OR DIAL 511 (800-432-4269) FOR THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS.

- https://avalanche.state.co.us/pub_bc_avo.php?zone_id=8 FOR THE LATEST LOCAL AVALANCHE STATEMENTS AND FORECAST. 


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Periods of Heavy Snow in Pagosa Through 6pm

Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) weather forecast models indicate periods of heavy snow in Pagosa through 6pm today.  Lighter snows will then continue through Sunday afternoon when periods of heavy snow will resume.  These will continue into the early morning hours of Monday.

WInter Storm Warning for Pagosa and Surounding Area

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION AND PUEBLO HAVE ISSUED WINTER STORM WARNINGS FOR SNOW...

IN THE PAGOSA SPRINGS AREA...WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9
AM MST SUNDAY. 

IN THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS...WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 
NOON MST MONDAY.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A LARGE PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK FROM UTAH THROUGH NORTHERN COLORADO TODAY AND INTO NEBRASKA TONIGHT. SNOW WILL DECREASE A BIT ON SUNDAY BEFORE INCREASING IN INTENSITY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING...AS A SECOND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES INTO NORTHERN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE PAGOSA SPRINGS AREA...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. AN ADDITIONAL 4 to 5 INCHES LATE SUNDAY THROUGH NOON MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS...8 TO 16
INCHES THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. AN ADDITIONAL 6 TO 12 INCHES LATE SUNDAY THROUGH NOON MONDAY. 

* WINDS IN THE PAGOSA SPRINGS AREA...LOCAL SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH BECOMING WESTERLY AND DECREASING BY LATE TODAY.

* WIND IN THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 GUSTING TO 40 MPH TODAY BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 GUSTING TO 40 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* VISIBILITY...DOWN TO 1/2 MILE IN HEAVIER SNOWFALL. 

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS. THE THREAT OF AVALANCHES WILL INCREASE IN THE MOUNTAINS ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AND MONDAY. PLEASE VISIT WWW.COTRIP.ORG OR DIAL 511 FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FROM THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CDOT).

PLEASE VISIT  
https://avalanche.state.co.us/pub_bc_avo.php?zone_id=8 FOR THE LATEST LOCAL AVALANCHE STATEMENTS AND FORECAST FROM THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER (CAIC).


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 
AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.