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  • Winter Storm Watch for COC014 (?) County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 31 at 8:44AM MST until February 02 at 12:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 8:44 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at noon
  • ...STRONG STORM EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY...
    .A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT BASIN TONIGHT...AND THEN
    TRACK JUST SOUTH OF THE FOUR CORNERS AREA TOWARDS SOUTHWEST KANSAS
    BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND
    SPREAD FROM THE MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING ONTO THE PLAINS TONIGHT.
    SNOW INTENSITY WILL INCREASE ON MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT...AND
    THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY.
    WHILE SNOW INTENSITY MAY NOT BE HIGH AT ANY GIVEN TIME...THE LONG
    DURATION OF THIS STORM HAS POTENTIAL TO BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW
    ACCUMULATIONS.
    NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
    MONDAY...WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE BY LATE MONDAY INTO
    TUESDAY. THAT WILL BRING POTENTIAL FOR CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER FROM I-25 WESTWARD.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    TUESDAY MORNING...
    * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND GRADUALLY INCREASE
    THROUGH MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
    FINALLY TAPER OFF TUESDAY MORNING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE...WITH THE
    HEAVIER AMOUNTS FAVORING LOCATIONS CLOSER TO THE FOOTHILLS AND
    PALMER DIVIDE AREA.
    * WIND/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. SOME GUSTS IN
    EXCESS OF 30 MPH OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS PRODUCING BLOWING AND
    DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
    * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AS SNOW DEVELOPS AND
    ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.
    HAZARDOUS WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO TUESDAY
    MORNING.