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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 31 at 11:01AM MST until February 02 at 11:00AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:01 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11 a.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    TUESDAY MORNING...
    * LOCATION...THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS OF COLORADO...EAST OF THE I-25
    CORRIDOR.
    * CAUSE AND TIMING...A PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH
    THE REGION SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING RESULTING
    IN A PROLONGED PERIOD OF SNOW. SIGNIFICANT WIND DRIVEN SNOW
    WILL BECOME THE FOCUS OF CONCERN ESPECIALLY MONDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE...WITH THE
    HEAVIEST FALLING NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50.
    * WIND...EAST WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH...BECOMING NORTH AT 15 TO 30
    MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH BY MONDAY EVENING.
    * IMPACT...TRAVEL MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
    SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND ICY OR SNOW
    COVERED ROADS.