Costilla County, Colorado
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High Wind Warning
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
328 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017


The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 4 PM MST
this afternoon.

* LOCATION...The southern Sangre De Cristo mountains, Huerfano and
western Las Animas counties, including Walsenburg, Trinidad and
Raton Pass.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A strong jet stream over the area will cause
strong westerly winds to develop this morning which will
continue into the late afternoon hours.

* WIND...westerly 30 to 45 mph with gusts around 60 mph at the
lower elevations, and gusts of 75 mph over the mountain areas.

* IMPACT...Drivers of high-profile vehicles should exercise
extreme caution or postpone travel, especially on north to south
oriented roads, including I-25. Damage to power lines and
buildings will be possible. Power interruptions and power
outages may occur.


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.


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