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Colorado, Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft

Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 7:41 PM MDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on April 30, 2017


... 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.




Special Statement

Statement as of 4:04 PM MDT on April 20, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 30, 2017



... Special Weather Statement...

At 403 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking developing showers and
thunderstorms over and near the Hayden Pass burn scar. These showers
and thunderstorms were moving to the northeast at 20 mph.

At this time, precipitation amounts during the previous hour over
the Hayden Pass burn scar was generally under .20 inches.

A period of moderate rain at times is anticipated over the Hayden
Pass burn scar during the next 2 hours with additional precipitation
amounts between .10 and .30 inches expected during this time-frame.
In addition, wind gusts around 30 mph at times are also possible.

While precipitation rates are not overly impressive, the potential
prolonged precipitation period may cause streams in the burn scar
areas to begin to rise.

Locations impacted include...
the Hayden Pass burn scar.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move away from recently burned areas. If heavier rains develop, they
will be capable of creating Rockslides, mudslides and debris flows
in steep terrain, especially in and around recent burn scar
locations.

Precipitation may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional
information and possible advisories and or warnings from the
National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 3825 10580 3829 10585 3836 10578 3826 10565
time... Mot... loc 2153z 240deg 5kt 3830 10581


404 PM MDT Thu Apr 20 2017


... Special Weather Statement...

At 403 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking developing showers and
thunderstorms over and near the Hayden Pass burn scar. These showers
and thunderstorms were moving to the northeast at 20 mph.

At this time, precipitation amounts during the previous hour over
the Hayden Pass burn scar was generally under .20 inches.

A period of moderate rain at times is anticipated over the Hayden
Pass burn scar during the next 2 hours with additional precipitation
amounts between .10 and .30 inches expected during this time-frame.
In addition, wind gusts around 30 mph at times are also possible.

While precipitation rates are not overly impressive, the potential
prolonged precipitation period may cause streams in the burn scar
areas to begin to rise.

Locations impacted include...
the Hayden Pass burn scar.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move away from recently burned areas. If heavier rains develop, they
will be capable of creating Rockslides, mudslides and debris flows
in steep terrain, especially in and around recent burn scar
locations.

Precipitation may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional
information and possible advisories and or warnings from the
National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 3825 10580 3829 10585 3836 10578 3826 10565
time... Mot... loc 2153z 240deg 5kt 3830 10581



Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Freeze Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Georgia - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Frost Advisory
Iowa - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Record Report
Kansas - Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory
Maine - Special Statement
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Statement , Dense Fog Advisory
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Minnesota - Frost Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nebraska - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nevada - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
New Hampshire - Special Statement
New Mexico - Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
New York - Special Statement , Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Rhode Island - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Special Statement
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Wind Advisory
Virginia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Watch , Frost Advisory
Wyoming - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory

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