Las Animas

Winter Storm Watch:

Issued at: 2:37 PM MDT on April 25, 2015, expires at: 6:00 PM MDT on April 27, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon...
  • location...Pikes Peak above 11000 feet...the Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountain ranges.
  • Cause and timing...an upper level storm system is forecast to move across the Desert Southwest bringing a period of wet... heavy snowfall to the eastern mountains...generally above 7000 feet. The best window of heavy wet snow will be Sunday night through Monday morning.
  • Snow accumulation...1 to 2 feet with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates could be intense at times with around 2 inches per hour possible.
  • Wind...northeast to east at 15 to 25 mph.
  • Impact...travel will become hazardous due to heavy snow...poor visibilities and snow covered roads. Some tree damage and power outages will be possible due to the intense snowfall rates...especially on newly leafed out trees across the lower elevations. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is the potential for severe winter weather conditions to develop. Winter storms may have strong winds and reduced visibility due to heavy snowfall and blowing snow. Snow accumulations of over 6 inches across the plains and high valleys or over 8 inches in the mountains may occur. If you are planning to travel in the watch area during the time of the watch...listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at another time or by another Route. If you must travel in or through the watch area during the time of the watch...take along a winter survival kit.

Winter Storm Watch:

Issued at: 2:37 PM MDT on April 25, 2015, expires at: 6:00 PM MDT on April 27, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.
  • Location...central and eastern Chaffee County...central and western Fremont County...the Wet Mountain Valley...the lower elevations of Pikes Peak and the Rampart Range between 7500 and 11000 feet...Huerfano...and western Las Animas counties.
  • Cause and timing...an upper level storm system is forecast to move across the Desert Southwest bringing a period of wet... heavy snowfall to the eastern mountains...generally above 7000 feet. The best window of heavy wet snowfall will be Sunday night through Monday morning.
  • Snow accumulation...6 inches or more for the lower elevations...with 8 inches or more possible above 7000 feet. Snowfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour will be possible...especially Sunday night.
  • Wind...northeast to east at 15 to 25 mph.
  • Impact...travel will likely become hazardous due to heavy snow...poor visibilities and snow covered roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is the potential for severe winter weather conditions to develop. Winter storms may have strong winds and reduced visibility due to heavy snowfall and blowing snow. Snow accumulations of over 6 inches across the plains and high valleys or over 8 inches in the mountains may occur. If you are planning to travel in the watch area during the time of the watch...listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at another time or by another Route. If you must travel in or through the watch area during the time of the watch...take along a winter survival kit.
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