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  • High Wind Watch for Garfield County, Colorado
  • High Wind Watch issued December 02 at 10:54AM MST until December 03 at 8:00AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:54 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8 a.m.
  • ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
    THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
    A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
    THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
    * LOCATION...THE WET MOUNTAINS...THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY...THE
    SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...AND HUERFANO COUNTIES ALONG AND
    WEST OF I- 25.
    * CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL MOVE OVER
    THE AREA TONIGHT. THE POTENTIAL FOR HIGH WINDS WILL INCREASE
    THIS EVENING...PEAK BETWEEN 11 PM AND 5 AM...AND THEN DECREASE
    TUESDAY MORNING.
    * WIND...IN THE MOUNTAINS...WEST WINDS 30 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS
    OVER 75 MPH POSSIBLE. ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS ADJACENT TO
    THE MOUNTAINS...WEST WINDS 20 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 60 MPH
    POSSIBLE.
    * IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO A
    COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...BLOWING SNOW OR DUST...AND POOR
    VISIBILITIES. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...SUCH AS SEMI TRAILERS...
    COULD BE SUBJECT TO TIPPING. IN ADDITION...LOOSE OUTDOOR
    ITEMS...SUCH AS LAWN FURNITURE OR TRASH CANS...COULD BECOME
    DANGEROUS AIRBORNE PROJECTILES. POWER DISRUPTIONS...TREE AND
    PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.