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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1203 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Ft-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
INCLUDING Colorado Springs, Peterson AFB, Pueblo, Walsenburg,
Trinidad, Ordway, Olney Springs, La Junta, Rocky Ford, Branson,
Kim, Eads, Sheridan Lake, Las Animas, Lamar, Springfield,
and Walsh
1203 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...all of the Southeast Colorado Plains, including
  Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Walsenburg, Trinidad, La Junta,
  Lamar and Springfield.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...a strong cold front will drop south across
  the Eastern Colorado Plains late Thursday night, and through
  the day on Friday.

* WIND...north at 35 to 45 mph with gusts in excess of 65 mph.

* IMPACT...these winds will pose a hazard to high profile
  vehicles, especially on east to west oriented roadways. Winds
  may also take down power lines and trees, knock out power,
  cause property damage, and reduced visibilities; due to snow
  over the Palmer Divide, and possibly dust across the Eastern
  Plains.

* Potential Fire Weather Impact...Although humidity values will
  be much higher on Friday, if power lines were to fall on any
  dry grass, then the potential will exist for a fast moving
  grass fire to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

&&

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