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  • High Wind Watch for Southern Sangre de Cristo, Upper Purgatoire River Basin, Eastern Las Animas County, Trinidad Vicinity, Western Las Animas County below 7500 feet, La Junta Vicinity, Otero County County, Colorado
  • High Wind Watch issued December 19 at 2:50PM MST until December 20 at 3:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:50 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM MST THIS EVENING
    THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
    * LOCATION...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...WET MOUNTAINS..WET
    MOUNTAIN VALLEY...SOUTHERN INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR AND SPANISH
    PEAKS REGION.
    * CAUSE AND TIMING...STRONG JET STREAM WINDS AHEAD OF AN
    APPROACHING QUICK MOVING TROUGH WILL SPREAD STRONG WINDS ALONG
    AND JUST EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.
    * WIND...FOR THE MOUNTAINS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
    IN EXCESS OF 75 MPH...FOR THE LEE SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35
    WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.
    * IMPACT...POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG
    WITH STRONG CROSS WINDS ALONG NORTH SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS
    INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25.