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Colorado, Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft

Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 11:57 AM MDT on April 27, 2015

Expires 4:00 PM EDT on April 27, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 2 PM MDT this
afternoon...

* location... the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Cause and timing... the remnants of a strong Spring storm system
will continue to produce locally heavy snow across the southern
Sangre de Cristo Mountains through early afternoon... particularly
along the east facing slopes.

* Snow accumulation... an additional 1 to 3 inches will be
possible through early afternoon... with the heaviest falling
above 8500 feet.

* Wind... northeast 15 to 25 mph.

* Impact... travel will remain hazardous over the higher elevations
due to heavy snow... poor visibilities and slushy... snow covered
roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:21 AM MDT on April 27, 2015


The following are preliminary observations for the storm that has
been affecting our region. This summary is also available on our
webpage http://www.Weather.Gov/Pueblo

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Colorado

... Chaffee County...
   Maysville 2.5 700 am 4/27 trained spotter

... Custer County...
   6 W Westcliffe 4.5 812 PM 4/26 cocorahs
   5 W Westcliffe 2.0 549 PM 4/26 trained spotter
   2 WSW Rosita 2.0 845 am 4/27 trained spotter

... Pueblo County...
   1 SSW Rye 1.6 700 am 4/27 NWS employee
   Beulah 1.5 1249 am 4/27 trained spotter

... Saguache County...
   1 SSE Crestone 1.3 552 PM 4/26 trained spotter

... Teller County...
   Woodland Park 3.0 449 PM 4/26 trained spotter


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