Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

Winter Storm Warning
Winter Storm Warning
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
401 AM MDT FRI OCT 10 2014

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY

* LOCATION...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAIN RANGE AND PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FEET...AND THE WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WITH ABUNDANT PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO THROUGH TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW TO THE HIGHER PEAKS OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN MOUNTAIN RANGES.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER SNOW AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WIND...EAST TO NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 20 MPH AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...WET SNOW WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS OVER HIGH MOUNTAIN ROADS AND BACK COUNTRY TRAILS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW.

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING... LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING... TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA... STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE... RUN YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

 

 

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