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  • Winter Storm 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
  • Winter Storm Watch issued January 20 at 11:06AM MST until January 21 at 11:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:06 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11 p.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    WEDNESDAY EVENING...
    * LOCATION...HUERFANO...LAS ANIMAS AND BACA COUNTIES...INCLUDING
    THE SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...WALSENBURG...LA
    VETA...CUCHARA...TRINIDAD...KIM AND SPRINGFIELD.
    * CAUSE AND TIMING...A DISTURBANCE FROM WYOMING WILL MERGE WITH
    MOISTURE FROM CALIFORNIA PRODUCING WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL OVER
    SOUTHERN COLORADO TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...UP TO A FOOT OVER THE SOUTHERN SANGRE DE
    CRISTO MOUNTAINS...4 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.
    * IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY SNOW...LOW
    VISIBILITIES AND ICY OR SNOW COVERED ROADS.