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Weather Alert Detail

  • Winter Storm Watch for Leadville County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued April 25 at 8:53PM MDT until April 27 at 6:00PM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:53 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6 p.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
    THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
    * LOCATION...THE WESTERN MOSQUITO AND EASTERN SAWATCH RANGES ABOVE
    11000 FEET...THE LA GARITA AND THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
    ABOVE 10000 FEET...PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FEET...AND 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 A PERIOD OF WET...
    HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS...GENERALLY ABOVE 7000
    FEET. THE BEST WINDOW OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BE SUNDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
    SNOWFALL RATES COULD BE INTENSE AT TIMES WITH AROUND 2 INCHES
    PER HOUR POSSIBLE.
    * WIND...NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.
    * IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY SNOW...POOR
    VISIBILITIES AND 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.