Colorado Daily Status Report: April 2

Colorado Daily Status Report:  April 2

Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management - DHSEM
Colorado Daily Status Report
*****April 2, 2014*****
Information in this report was gathered before 11:00AM.
NSTR = Nothing Significant to Report

National Terrorism Advisory System - No Current Alerts -Website * Twitter * Facebook
National Wildfire Preparedness Level - Level 1 – (Last update March 28th) NIFC Sit Report
Rocky Mountain Preparedness Level - Level 1 – (Last update March 28th) NIFC Sit Report

SEOC and Other EOC Activations
Duty Officer: (303) 472-4046
Emergency Operations Center (SEOC): Level III Activation in support of NUWAIX 14 (Exercise)                                 

Current Disasters/Large Incidents
Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides: DR-4145 – Recovery Operations

Weather: National Weather Service Update
Colorado Weather Watches/Warnings/Advisories - Website

Last updated: 08:16 MDT on 04-02-2014

Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Elkhead and Park Mountains
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Flattops; Grand and Battlement Mesas
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Gore and Elk Mountains, Central Mountain Valleys; Northwestern San Juan Mountains; Southwest San Juan Mountains; West Elk and Sawatch Mountains
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Ft; Eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 Ft; La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Ft; Western Mosquito Range, East Lake County Above 11000 Ft
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Pikes Peak above 11000 Ft; Teller County, Rampart Range above 7500fT, Pike's Peak Between 7500 And 11000 Ft
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Northern El Paso County, Monument Ridge, Rampart Range Below 7500 Ft
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Northern Sangre de Christo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Ft; Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft; Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft; Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft; Wet Mountains above 10000 Ft; Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000Ft
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet; Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Elbert, Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet
Urgency: Expected
Status: Actual
Areas affected:Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands; Crowley County Including Ordway; Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon; Huerfano County Including Walsenburg; Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands; Pueblo County Including Pueblo; Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher

East (Goodland) - Website * twitter * Facebook
A spring storm system will bring rain and snow to the tri-state region tonight and Thursday. Rain will change to snow from the northwest after midnight tonight, with mainly rain expected during the day Thursday. Any lingering precipitation will end as light snow Thursday evening. Snow accumulations up to 2 inches are possible, mainly on grassy areas and elevated surfaces over northwest parts of the area.

North East (Boulder) - Website * twitter * Facebook
Low stratus over the plains may also have patchy fog over the far 
eastern plains, but should all burn off by later this morning. 

A weather system will approach the state today to spread snow 
showers over the mountains and afternoon rain showers over the 
plains. A cold front will push south this evening to turn rain 
over to snow tonight. Some instability and upslope flow will bring 
higher amounts of snow to the foothills and Palmer Divide area. By 
sunrise, snow amounts will range from 1 to 3 inches over the 
plains, 3 to 6 inches for the foothills and eastern mountains and 
1 to 4 inches for the rest of the mountains. 

South East (Pueblo) - Website * twitter * Facebook
Active weather across southeastern Colorado continues today. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the following counties today: Pueblo, Huerfano, Crowley, Otero, Las Animas, and Baca. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for many mountain locations beginning later tonight as moderate snow fall is possible late tonight and during overnight and early Thursday morning. Expect high temperatures today to be in the upper 60's and low 70's along and east of I-25. The mountains will be in the 30's and 40's while the San Luis Valley will be in the 50's. Please visit our website for more information on the upcoming winter weather.

West (Grand Junction) - Website * twitter * Facebook
A storm system will bring periods of mountain snow and valley showers today through the first half of Thursday. Mountain snowfall of 5-10 inches is expected with a rain/snow mix for many valleys. See for the latest forecast information. Drying will occur late Thursday continuing into Friday with another winter storm anticipated for the coming weekend.

Additional Colorado Weather Information and Conditions
NWS Reports (TEXT only) * NWS Watches Warnings/Alerts (TEXT Only) * Satellite: Vis | IR | WV * Animated Satellite: Vis | IR | WV * Radar: Current | Animated * Snow Pack * Colorado Earthquake Data

Additional Snow Melt Maps via Denver Water and the Colorado Division of Water Resources (See PDF – not included in email version)

National Significant Weather Outlook       

National Fire Maps

Colorado Fire Restrictions, Bans and Current Fires

Colorado Regional Updates
Field Services Manager - Bruce Holloman - 720-852-6614

Northwest - Chuck Vale - (970) 846-3912 
The Nuclear Weapons Accident/Incident Exercise (NUWAIX) 2014 will take place in Grand Junction from April 1-3 2014.

West - Drew Petersen - (970) 633-0201 

Southwest - Trevor Denney - (970) 247-7674 

San Luis Valley - David Osborn 
Monitoring a Winter Weather Advisory

South/S East - Riley Frazee - (719) 510-2388  

South Central - Paul Eller - (303) 870-6893

North Central - Cory Stark - 720-852-6618 

North East - Kevin Kuretich - (970) 867-4300
Within the last 24 hours there was a small fire Haystack Fire in Karval, Colorado.  The fire was contained to hay bales and trees.  30 resources from Lincoln and Crowley County supported the incident.

Colorado Emergency Support Functions

1- Transportation
These links connects you with CDOT traffic alerts and road conditions, Road conditions/Closures - both planned and non-planned (accidents, etc.) throughout Colorado: * COTRIP (511) * Conditions Map * Road Speed Map * Subscribe to Alerts *Travel Alerts

* DIA Social Networks: * twitter * Facebook


2 - TeleCommunications – IT
US-CERT Cyber Alert  Website * Twitter
Microsoft Releases Security Advisory:  Microsoft has released a security advisory for Microsoft Word. A vulnerability exists for remote code execution which could allow an attacker to gain user rights by opening a specifically crafted Rich Text Format file.
Applying the Microsoft Fix it solution will disable the opening of RTF content in Microsoft Word, preventing the exploitation of this vulnerability.
US-CERT recommends that users and administrators review Microsoft Security Advisory 2953095 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risk.


3 - Public Works – Engineering
NOAA National Weather Service Flood Guage *

The State of Colorado has developed the following interactive mapping applications to provide a statewide clearinghouse of flood-hazard and related information: Flood Decision Support System * Flood Decision Support System Map


4 – Firefighting
Colorado Wildfire Watch App: Android * Apple

DFPC continues to conduct normal operations for season preparedness.

5 - Emergency Management
24/7 Duty Officer 303-472-4046
SEOC Status: Day to Day Operations – Activation Level Definitions

State EOC will resume a Level III activation at 08:30 today to support the NUWAIX exercise in Mesa County.

6 - Mass Care

Donations/Volunteer Coordination Team (DVCT)
Colorado Floods Donations Center, previously located at the Loveland Outlet Mall is now closed as of March 28, 2014. Demobilization of the donation center located in Loveland will occur through April 15.  For more information contact Robyn Knappe at  Call 211 to locate flood related resources for disaster clients

7 - Resource Support

The State Logistics / Resource Management Office is supporting the NUWAIX exercise in the SEOC and continues to manage EMAC Missions in support of Flood Recovery.  The State CRRF Program is in full swing and the Logistics/ Resource Management Office continues to receive Agreements that will be processed and shared prior to the 2014 Wild Fire Season. 

8 - Public Health

The CDPHE Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response is continuing to support the ESF 8 components of the NUWAIX exercise.
A blowing dust advisory has been issued for the San Luis Valley from 11 a.m. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Wednesday. More information is available at

9 - Search and Rescue


10 - Oil and Hazardous Materials

Hazmat teams will be participating in the NUWAIX exercise this week (4/1-4/3)   

11 - Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Division of Water Resources will host a regional dam safety training session on April 15 in Salida at the fairgrounds.

12 – Energy


13 - Public Safety/Security

The Colorado State Patrol, CIAC and ESF 13 in the State EOC are activated in support of NUWAIX 14.

15 - Public Information

ESF 15 will be activated in the State EOC to support the NUWAIX 14 exercise.

Colorado National Guard

The Colorado National Guard deployed 16 personnel from the Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) last Saturday (29 Mar) in support of the Washington State Oso Mudslide. This was an EMAC request from Washington State to Colorado. The duration of support is TBD based on the recovery effort. If you have any questions, please contact LTC Delgado 720-281-0246

Upcoming Statewide Events (For regional events please see the individual regions)
Statewide Exercises

North Central
North Central
North Central
North Central

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