Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 4:22 AM MST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 2 PM this
afternoon to 8 am MST Tuesday...

* what... snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations
of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, are
expected.

* Where... Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Pikes Peak above 11000
feet.

* When... from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 am MST Tuesday.

* Additional details... plan on slippery Road conditions, including
during the evening commute. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph will
cause widespread blowing and drifting snow and low visibilities.
Cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite
on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest Road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.




High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:03 AM MST Feb. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until noon MST today...

* location... the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains
and Wet Mountain Valley, Pikes Peak above 11000 feet and
Huerfano County along and west of Interstate 25.

* Cause and timing... a strong jet stream will move across the
area bringing periods of strong damaging downslope winds
through Monday morning.

* Wind... west to southwest winds over the mountains 30 to 50 mph
with gusts up to around 85 mph, while lower elevation areas
see west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Impact... strong winds will cause hazardous driving conditions
along portions of the Interstate 25 corridor. Minor property
damage will also be possible especially again tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.





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