Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 11:02 am MDT on April 26, 2015, expires at: 12:00 PM MDT on April 27, 2015
- ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to noon MDT Monday...
- location...the lower elevations of both the Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
- Cause and timing...a strong Spring storm will affect the region this afternoon into Monday morning. This storm will bring heavy wet snow the region.
- Snow accumulation...8 to 16 inches of snow. The heaviest snow will occur on the east facing slopes. The precipitation will begin as rain but is expected to change to snow by mid to late afternoon. The heaviest accumulations will likely occur above 7000 feet.
- Wind...northeast to east at 15 to 25 mph.
- Impact...travel will become hazardous due to heavy snow...poor visibilities and slushy...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... 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.