Southern Colorado Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Baca
  • Bent
  • Crowley
  • Kiowa
  • Otero
  • Prowers

Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-
Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-
Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
INCLUDING Ordway, Olney Springs, La Junta, Rocky Ford, Eads,
Sheridan Lake, Las Animas, Lamar, Springfield, and Walsh
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM SATURDAY TO
9 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...Crowley, Otero, Kiowa, Bent, Prowers and Baca
Counties.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Rain will change to snow overnight with a
period of heavy snow late tonight and through the day
Saturday. Lighter snow will then continue Saturday night
before tapering to flurries Sunday morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 to 12 inches north of highway 50, with 8
to 15 inches south of the highway.

* WIND...north to northeast winds 20 to 40 mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions late tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage. A prolonged period
of below freezing temperatures is likely, which may cause damage
to cold sensitive plants and outdoor irrigation systems.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Pueblo

Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
INCLUDING Pueblo
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...Pueblo county including the city of Pueblo.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Rain will change to snow late this evening
with a period of heavy snow late tonight into Saturday
morning. Lighter snow will then continue through the day
Saturday before tapering to flurries Saturday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches for northern and eastern
portions of the county including the city of Pueblo, with 7 to
14 inches south of highway 50.

* WIND...Northeast to east winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40
mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage. A prolonged period
of below freezing temperatures is likely, which may cause
damage to cold sensitive plants and outdoor irrigation
systems.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Cheyenne
  • Kit Carson

Kit Carson County-Cheyenne County-Cheyenne-Sherman-Wallace-
Greeley-Wichita-
Including the cities of Burlington, Arapahoe, Cheyenne Wells,
St. Francis, Bird City, Goodland, Sharon Springs, Tribune,
and Leoti
956 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017 /1056 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017/

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT /7 PM
CDT/ SUNDAY...

* Snow Accumulations...6 to 10 inches.

* Timing...Tonight through Sunday afternoon

* Winds...North 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Impacts...Heavy wet snow is expected to fall tonight through
Saturday morning. Snow or a rain snow mix will fall through
the day on Saturday. Precipitation becomes all snow once again
for Saturday evening through Sunday. Expect reduced visibility
below one half mile at times due to heavy snow and blowing
snow. Power outages are likely from falling trees and power
lines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means that significant amounts of snow...
sleet...or ice are now occurring or are imminent. Travel will
become very hazardous or impossible. Check the latest weather
forecast before venturing outside.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Las Animas

Eastern Las Animas County-
INCLUDING Branson and Kim
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 9 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...eastern Las Animas county including the community
of Kim.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Rain will change to snow overnight with a
period of heavy snow late tonight and through the day
Saturday. Lighter snow will then continue Saturday night
before tapering to flurries Sunday morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 to 14 inches with locally higher snow
amounts possible near the New Mexico border.

* WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to
45 mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage. A prolonged period
of below freezing temperatures is likely, which may cause
damage to cold sensitive plants and outdoor irrigation
systems.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • El Paso

Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Ft-
INCLUDING Colorado Springs and Peterson AFB
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...Southern El Paso county, including the city of
Colorado Springs.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Rain changing to snow this evening with a
period of heavy snow late tonight into Saturday morning. Lighter
snow will then continue through the day Saturday before tapering
to flurries Saturday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches with locally higher snow
amounts near the mountains.

* WIND...Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with wind gusts around 40
mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage. A prolonged period
of below freezing temperatures is likely, which may cause
damage to cold sensitive plants and outdoor irrigation
systems.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Fremont
  • Teller
  • Custer

Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
INCLUDING Canon City and Penrose
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...Eastern Fremont county, including Canon City.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Rain changing to snow with a period of heavy
snow late tonight into Saturday morning. Lighter snow will then
continue through the day Saturday before tapering to flurries
Saturday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 6 inches with locally higher snow
amounts near the mountains.

* WIND...Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Costilla
  • Huerfano
  • Las Animas

Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft-
INCLUDING Cuchara, Stonewall, Weston, Spanish Peaks, Walsenburg,
and Trinidad
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...The southern I-25 corridor of Huerfano and western
Las Animas counties, including the cities of Walsenburg and
Trinidad and the southern Sangre De Cristo mountains.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Snow will develop this evening, with a
period of heavy snow late tonight and through the day
Saturday. Lighter snow will then continue Saturday night
before tapering to flurries Sunday morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Total snow accumulation of 8 to 14 inches
with up to 2 feet across the northeast facing slopes of the
Sangre De Cristo mountains.

* WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35
mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • El Paso
  • Fremont
  • Teller
  • Custer
  • Huerfano

Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Teller County/Rampart Range above 7500fT/Pike's Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Ft-Pikes Peak above 11000 Ft-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Ft-
INCLUDING Silver Cliff, Westcliffe, Woodland Park, Pikes Peak,
and Black Forest
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...the Wet Mountain Valley, Pikes Peak, Teller County,
the Rampart Range and northern El Paso county.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Rain changing to snow this evening with a
period of heavy snow late tonight into Saturday morning. Lighter
snow will then continue through the day Saturday before tapering
to flurries Saturday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Total snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12
inches across northern El Paso county and the Wet mountain
valley with 7 to 14 inches over Teller county. Amounts up to
20 inches possible near the summit of Pikes Peak.

* WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35
mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Pueblo
  • Fremont
  • Alamosa
  • Chaffee
  • Costilla
  • Custer
  • Huerfano
  • Saguache

Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Ft-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000Ft-
Wet Mountains above 10000 Ft-
INCLUDING La Veta Pass, Poncha Pass, Blanca Peak, and Rye
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...The northern Sangre De Cristo Mountains and the Wet
Mountains.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...Snow will develop this evening, with a
period of heavy snow late tonight and through the day
Saturday. Lighter snow will then continue Saturday night
before tapering to flurries Sunday morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...Total snow accumulation of 8 to 15 inches
with locally up to 2 feet for the northeast facing slopes of
the Wet mountains.

* WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35
mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Fremont
  • Chaffee
  • Conejos
  • Rio Grande
  • Saguache

Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Ft-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 Ft-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Ft-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County above 9000Ft-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide below 10000 Ft-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Ft-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below 10000 Ft-
Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Ft-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500Ft-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Ft-
INCLUDING Climax, Bonanza, Alpine, Granite, St Elmo, North Pass,
South Fork, Creede, Cumbres Pass, Wolf Creek Pass, Coaldale,
Cotopaxi, Hillside, Howard, Swissvale, and Texas Creek
801 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* LOCATION...the western Mosquito and eastern Sawatch ranges,
the La Garita and Eastern San Juan mountains above 10000 feet
and northwest Fremont county above 8500 feet.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A strengthening storm system will move
across southern Colorado and New Mexico tonight through
Saturday night, spreading a prolonged period of snow and gusty
winds into the area.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches with locally up to a foot
over the higher peaks above 10000 feet.

* WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35
mph.

* IMPACT...Snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Douglas

Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
County-
North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and
Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County-
Including the cities of Arvada, Boulder, Golden, Lakewood,
Longmont, Aurora, Brighton, City of Denver,
Denver International Airport, Highlands Ranch, Littleton,
and Parker
415 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Widespread snow will develop by early evening. Periods
of heavy snow are likely during the night. Lighter snow will
continue on Saturday but road conditions should be improving.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches. The heaviest amounts will
likely be in the southern part of the Denver metro area.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...North winds 15 to 25 mph east of Interstate
25. Visibility may be reduced to a half mile or less in the
heavier snow showers tonight.

* IMPACTS...Wet snow may accumulate on already leafed out trees,
resulting in broken tree limbs and scattered power outages.
Some roads will become snow and slush covered tonight during
the heavier snow showers. Road conditions should improve
during the day Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. This could make travel hazardous.
Residents are encouraged to check road conditions before you
travel and be prepared for winter travel conditions. Also monitor
snow accumulation on trees and be prepared for possible power
outages.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Elbert
  • Lincoln

North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Including the cities of Agate, Hugo, Limon, Matheson, Forder,
Karval, Kutch, and Punkin Center
415 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Rain and snow showers will change to all snow this
evening. The snow may be heavy at times tonight. Snow will
decrease during the day Saturday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 to 10 inches.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...North winds 15 to 25 mph. Visibility may be
reduced to a half mile or less in the heavier snow showers.

* IMPACTS...Wet snow may accumulate on already leafed out trees,
resulting in broken tree limbs and scattered power outages.
Some roads will become snow and slush covered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. This could make travel hazardous.
Residents are encouraged to check road conditions before you
travel and be prepared for winter travel conditions. Also monitor
snow accumulation on trees and be prepared for possible power
outages.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Douglas
  • Elbert
  • Park

Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Including the cities of Estes Park, Glendevey, Nederland,
Red Feather Lakes, Bailey, Central City, Evergreen, Georgetown,
Idaho Springs, Westcreek, Castle Rock, Elbert, Fondis, Kiowa,
and Larkspur
415 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Snow will become widespread by early evening and will
be heavy at times during the night. The snow will gradually
taper off from north to south on Saturday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 to 15 inches, heaviest in the southern
Front Range Foothills.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph, with the
strongest winds on the plains. Visibility may be reduced to a
quarter mile in heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will become snow and slush covered with the
heavier snowfall. Hazardous travel conditions will linger into
Saturday. Wet snow may also accumulate on already leafed out
trees, resulting in broken tree limbs and scattered power
outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. If you must
travel...keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

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Winter Weather Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Park

South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Central and Southeast Park County-
Including the cities of Cameron Pass,
Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains, Rabbit Ears Range,
Rocky Mountain National Park, Willow Creek Pass, Berthoud Pass,
Breckenridge, East Slopes Mosquito Range,
East Slopes Southern Gore Range, Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks,
Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans, Williams Fork Mountains,
Winter Park, Fairplay, Hartsel, Lake George, and South Park
415 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Snow will become widespread across the higher mountains
and Park County this afternoon and may be heavy at times on the
eastern slope of the Front Range. Snow will continue through
tonight, and then gradually decrease Saturday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6-12 inches on the eastern slope of the
Front Range and in South Park, and 2-6 inches west of the Divide.

* WIND/VISIBILITY...Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Visibility may
be reduced to a quarter mile in heavy snow.

* IMPACTS...Roads will become snow and slush covered with the
heavier snowfall late this afternoon and evening. Hazardous
travel conditions will linger into Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause
travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
visibilities...and use caution while driving.

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