Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

Winter Storm Warning

 

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO

355 AM MDT TUE MAY 19 2015

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY

* LOCATION...PIKES PEAK AND THE WET... SANGRE DE CRISTO... SAWATCH... AND MOSQUITO MOUNTAINS... GENERALLY ABOVE 10000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING.. ...A MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON..

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...FOR THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS... 1 TO 2 FEET... CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...8 TO 16 INCHES.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACT... TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY WET SNOW... POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS. POWER DISRUPTIONS AND TREE DAMAGE MAY OCCUR AS THE RESULT OF HEAVY... WET SNOW.

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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