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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 February 20 at 12:16PM MST until February 23 at 5:00AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:16 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5 a.m.
  • ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
    THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
    * LOCATION...THE WET MOUNTAINS...WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY...SANGRE DE
    CRISTO MOUNTAINS...SPANISH PEAKS REGION...PUEBLO COUNTY...
    EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY...HUERFANO COUNTY...PROWERS...BENT...
    CROWLEY...KIOWA...AND OTERO COUNTIES.
    * CAUSE AND TIMING...ABUNDANT MOISTURE ARRIVING WITH THE JET
    STREAM FROM THE WEST WILL COINCIDE WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT
    ARRIVING FROM THE NORTH THIS WEEKEND. THIS WILL RESULT IN A
    PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL
    OVER MUCH OF SOUTHEAST COLORADO.
    * SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES BELOW 10000 FEET...AND ONE
    TO TWO FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE 10000 FEET.
    * WIND...NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 25 MPH.
    * IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BECOME PROGRESSIVELY MORE DIFFICULT AND
    HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE WEEKEND DUE TO ICY SNOW COVERED ROADS.
    AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE HIGH
    COUNTRY.