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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
432 AM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015

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LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
INCLUDING...NORTH PASS...CUMBRES PASS...WOLF CREEK PASS
432 AM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6
PM MDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAN JUANS AND LA GARITAS ABOVE 10000
  FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING A
  PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
  THIS WEEKEND.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOW
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACT...ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS OVER THE PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 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.

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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WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...CLIMAX...MOSQUITO PASS...INDEPENDENCE PASS...
MT ELBERT...MT MASSIVE
432 AM MDT FRI MAY 15 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
6 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION...THE WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE AND EASTERN SAWATCH
  MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING A
  PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
  THIS WEEKEND.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOW
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH WIND GUSTS TO 35 MPH AT
  TIMES.

* IMPACT...ICY...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS OVER THE PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINTER STORMS MAY HAVE STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO
HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 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.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL IN THE ADVISORY AREA DURING THE
TIME OF THE ADVISORY...LISTEN TO THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE.

&&

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