Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 11:18 AM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 2 PM Monday to
8 am MST Tuesday...

* what... snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations
of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, are

* Where... northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 feet,
southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 feet and Pikes
Peak above 11000 feet.

* When... from 2 PM Monday to 8 am MST Tuesday.

* Additional details... plan on slippery Road conditions. In
addition, significant reductions in visibility are likely. Winds
gusting as high as 55 mph will cause widespread blowing and
drifting snow. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero
could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest Road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

High Wind Warning
Issued: 11:54 AM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning now in effect until noon MST Monday...

* location... the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains and
Wet Mountain Valley, Pikes Peak above 11000 feet and Huerfano
County along and west of Interstate 25.

* Cause and timing... a strong jet will move across the area
bringing periods of strong damaging downslope winds through
Monday morning.

* Wind... west to southwest winds over the mountains 30 to 45 mph
with gusts up to around 80 mph, while lower elevation areas see
west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. The timing of
the strongest winds will be this evening through tonight.

* Impact... strong winds will cause hazardous driving conditions
along portions of the Interstate 25 corridor. Minor property
damage will also be possible especially again tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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