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  • Winter Storm Watch for Southern San Luis Valley County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued April 15 at 10:20PM MDT until April 17 at 4:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:20 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 4 a.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
    THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
    * LOCATION...PIKES PEAK AND THE RAMPART RANGE...THE SANGRE DE
    CRISTO MOUNTAINS...AND THE WET MOUNTAINS.
    * CAUSE AND TIMING...A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS
    SOUTHERN COLORADO WEDNESDAY NIGHT...LIKELY PRODUCING
    SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION OVER AND NEAR THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ABOVE
    7000 FEET. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT LOWER ELEVATIONS COULD BE
    LIMITED BY WARMER TEMPERATURES.
    * WIND...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH.
    * IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
    SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS.

  • Winter Storm Watch for Southern San Luis Valley County, Colorado
  • Winter Storm Watch issued March 25 at 10:44PM MDT until March 28 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:44 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 6 a.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
    * LOCATION...THE LA GARITA AND EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE
    10000 FEET...THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET
    AND THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE ABOVE 11000 FEET.
    * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE
    CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES
    WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY...THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH
    THURSDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT
    OVER THE SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS...WHILE THE HEAVIEST
    SNOW OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL LIKELY FALL DURING THE
    DAY THURSDAY.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
    AMOUNTS ON WEST FACING SLOPES.
    * WINDS...WEST-SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 50 MPH
    OVER HIGHER EXPOSED TERRAIN. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND LOW
    VISIBILITY IS LIKELY...ESPECIALLY AT AND ABOVE PASS LEVEL.
    * IMPACTS...ROADS OVER MONARCH PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS...AND
    FREMONT PASS WILL LIKELY BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED WEDNESDAY
    EVENING WITH HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY
    NIGHT. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW
    AND BLOWING SNOW.