Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

High Wind Warning

 

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
404 AM Mon Feb 19, 2018 


HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY...

* 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 stream 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 50 mph with gusts up to around 85 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. 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.

 

Winter Weather Advisory

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
422 AM MST Mon Feb 19, 2018

 

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST TUESDAY...

 

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory.

* WHAT... Snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Pikes Peak above 11000 feet.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. Winds gusting as high as 60 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.

 

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