Eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 Ft Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 7:41 PM MDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Friday evening
through late Saturday night...

* location... Lake County, western Chaffee County between 9000 and
11000 feet, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, western Mosquito Range
and eastern Chaffee County above 9000 feet, La Garita Mountains,
eastern San Juan Mountains, northwestern Fremont County above
8500 feet, Wet Mountain Valley below 8500 feet, Wet Mountains,
Teller County, Rampart Range and pike's peak region, northern El
Paso County, the upper Huerfano river basin below 7500 feet and
western Las Animas County below 7500 feet, eastern sawatch and
western Mosquito Mountain ranges above 11000 feet.

* Cause and timing... a winter storm moving across Colorado will
bring heavy snow and gusty winds from Friday evening into
Saturday night.

* Snow accumulation... total snow accumulation in excess of 8
inches will be possible, with the potential for 1 to 2 feet
over the higher elevations of the the eastern mountains.

* Wind... north to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with locally
higher wind gusts.

* Impact... snow and blowing snow at times is expected to create
hazardous weather and travel conditions in the watch area. In
addition, heavy wet snow will be capable of producing tree and
powerline damage.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
the latest forecasts.

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