Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1112 AM MST FRI DEC 12 2014

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EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...INDEPENDENCE PASS...MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE...
NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS
1112 AM MST FRI DEC 12 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT...THE
  LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT...AND THE EASTERN SAN JUAN
  MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
  MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND FOUR CORNERS REGION SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON...THEN TRACK ACROSS COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO ON
  SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...SIGNIFICANT NEW SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE
  POSSIBLE.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 35 MPH...BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
  SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND ICY OR SNOW
  COVERED ROADS.

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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