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

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 4:40 AM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

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

* Where... 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, including
during the evening commute on Monday. Winds gusting as high as
55 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow and low
visibilities. Cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

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: 3:57 AM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until noon MST today...

* location... the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains and
Wet Mountain Valley, Teller County and the Rampart Range, and
portions of Huerfano and El Paso counties along and west of
Interstate 25.

* Cause and timing... a strong jet will move across the area with
damaging downslope winds expected mid day Sunday.

* Wind... west winds over the mountains 30 to 40 mph with gusts up
to 80 mph, while lower elevation areas see west winds 25 to 35
mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

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

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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