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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 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 EVENING
    THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...
    * LOCATION...CENTRAL AND EASTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY...CENTRAL AND
    WESTERN FREMONT COUNTY...THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY...THE LOWER
    ELEVATIONS OF PIKES PEAK AND THE RAMPART RANGE BETWEEN 7500
    AND 11000 FEET...HUERFANO...AND WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES.
    * 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 SNOWFALL WILL BE SUNDAY
    NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 INCHES OR MORE FOR THE LOWER
    ELEVATIONS...WITH 8 INCHES OR MORE POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET.
    SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE...
    ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT.
    * WIND...NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.
    * IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY
    SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.