Lake County, Colorado
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Winter Storm Watch
COZ058-060-065-066-068-072>075-079-080-082-261130-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.A.0014.150426T1500Z-150428T0000Z/
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...INDEPENDENCE PASS...
MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE...BONANZA...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...
WOLF CREEK PASS...LA VETA PASS...PONCHA PASS...BLANCA PEAK...
CUCHARA...STONEWALL...WESTON...SPANISH PEAKS...RYE...
GREENHORN MTN...PIKES PEAK
853 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...THE WESTERN MOSQUITO AND EASTERN SAWATCH RANGES ABOVE
11000 FEET...THE LA GARITA AND THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
ABOVE 10000 FEET...PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FEET...AND THE SANGRE
DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAIN RANGES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO
MOVE ACROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST BRINGING A PERIOD OF WET...
HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS...GENERALLY ABOVE 7000
FEET. THE BEST WINDOW OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
SNOWFALL RATES COULD BE INTENSE AT TIMES WITH AROUND 2 INCHES
PER HOUR POSSIBLE.

* WIND...NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY SNOW...POOR
VISIBILITIES AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. SOME TREE DAMAGE AND
POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE INTENSE SNOWFALL
RATES... ESPECIALLY ON NEWLY LEAFED OUT TREES ACROSS THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP.

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER
6 INCHES ACROSS THE PLAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS OR OVER 8 INCHES IN
THE MOUNTAINS MAY OCCUR. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE
WATCH AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...LISTEN TO THE LATEST
WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY
ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN OR THROUGH THE WATCH AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WATCH...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT.

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