Las Animas

Winter Storm Watch:

Issued at: 3:56 am MDT on April 25, 2015, expires at: 6:00 PM MDT on April 27, 2015
  • ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Sunday morning through Monday afternoon.
  • Location...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 heavy snowfall to the eastern mountains...generally above 7000 feet.
  • Snow accumulation...12 to 16 inches with locally higher amounts.
  • Wind...northeast to east at 10 to 20 mph.
  • Impact...travel will be 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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