Springfield Vicinity/Baca County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 10:06 AM MDT Mar. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 5 PM MDT this
afternoon...

* location... all of the southeast Colorado plains including
Walsenburg, Trinidad, La Junta, Lamar and Springfield.

* Cause and timing... an intense storm system over southeast
Colorado will move slowly into Kansas through the afternoon.

* Wind... north 35 to 45 gusting over 65 mph.

* Impact... these winds will pose a hazard to high profile
vehicles, especially on east to west oriented roadways. Winds
may also take down power lines and trees, knock out power,
cause property damage, and reduced visibilities; due to snow
over the Palmer Divide, and possibly dust across the eastern
plains.

* Potential fire weather impact... although humidity values will
be much higher today, if power lines were to fall on any dry
grass, then the potential will exist for a fast moving grass
fire to occur.

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.