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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4:10 PM Issued by: Jason Konigsberg  

We have issued a new avalanche forecast for the mountainous areas of Colorado. Please see colorado.gov/avalanche for additional details. The avalanche danger for Thursday May 28, 2020 for the:

* Northern Mountains is Low (1 of 5) Generally safe conditions. Watch for unstable snow in isolated terrain features. 
 
* Central Mountains is Low (1 of 5) Generally safe conditions. Watch for unstable snow in isolated terrain features. 

* Southern Mountains is Low (1 of 5) Generally safe conditions. Watch for unstable snow in isolated terrain features.

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Avalanche Observations
Report Date # Elevation Aspect Type Trigger SizeR SizeD
View Mon May 25 - >TL E SS AS / u R1 D1.5

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Field Reports
Report Date Observer Snowpack Obs Avalanches Media
View Mon May 25 Courtney Linden No Yes (1) Yes (2)

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Weather Observations
Station Date Time Temperature Relative Humidity Wind Speed Wind Direction Max Gust 24 Hr Snow
Bear Lake Wed May 27 9:00 PM - - 0 291 - 0.3
Steamboat Lake State Park Wed May 27 10:00 PM 52 74 1 302 4 1.3
Bottle Peak Wed May 27 10:00 PM 44 72 11 111 13 -
Kendall Mt Wed May 27 10:00 PM 38 71 11 - 24 -
Loveland Pass Wed May 27 10:00 PM 40 75 8 308 16 -
Molas Pass Wed May 27 10:00 PM 45 68 2 347 6 0.1
Putney Wed May 27 10:00 PM 42 67 13 357 18 -
Swamp Angel Wed May 27 10:00 PM 38 87 2 95 4 0.1
Vail Pass - Cdot Yard Wed May 27 10:00 PM 37 94 0 95 2 -
Wolf Creek Pass Wed May 27 10:00 PM 47 50 6 346 18 -
Storm Peak Observatory Wed May 27 10:35 PM 47 70 8 - - -
Taylor Park Wed May 27 9:57 PM 41 81 3 189 5 -

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