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  • Winter Storm Watch for Upper Huerfano River Basin 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.