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Manitou Springs, Colorado Weather Warnings

Lat: 38.86N, Lon: 104.91W
Wx Zone: COZ085
Warning FLW WEATHER ALERT - HIGH WIND WARNING (More Info. Click Here) Warning

Issue Date: 1212 PM MST Wed Dec 12 2018
Expiration: 0315 GMT 13 2018
...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM MST THURSDAY... * LOCATION...El Paso, Pueblo, Crowley and Kiowa counties. * CAUSE AND TIMING...This evening into early Thursday morning. * WIND...25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph * IMPACT...Travel will be difficult due to the strong winds. Minor damage will be possible. Loose Christmas decorations should be secured. Strong cross winds could produce hazardous travel conditions on East to West Highways. * Additional information...The strongest winds in Pueblo county will occur generally along and east of I-25. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. &&

Issue Date: 553 AM MST Wed Dec 12 2018
Expiration: 1300 GMT 13 2018
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east central...south central and southeast Colorado. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight A powerful cold front will move across the plains late this afternoon and early this evening, bringing strong winds to the region, especially east of I-25. North winds this evening and overnight will range from 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph, and a few gusts over 60 mph will be possible across eastern El Paso, Otero, Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, Prowers, Baca and eastern Las Animas counties. Snow will occur across the mountains, especially the Central mountains, beginning late this afternoon, then ending late this evening. Three to 6 inches of snow will be possible over the higher peaks of the central mountains, with lesser amounts across the remainder of the interior mountains. Wind gusts to 25 to 40 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow. Snow will spread across the Palmer Divide early this evening, then over the Raton Mesa and Spanish Peaks later this evening and overnight. One to two inches of wind driven snow could occur over the Palmer Divide, and 2 to 4 inches of wind driven snow will be possible across the Raton Mesa and southern I-25 corridor. Slightly heavier snow will be possible over the southern Sangre de Cristo mountains, where 3 to 6 inches of accumulation may occur by sunrise on Thursday. People traveling along the I-25 corridor this evening and overnight should be prepared for the possibility of difficult driving conditions. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday Strong winds will persist across the eastern Colorado plains for much of the day Thursday. Winds will gust close to 60 mph in eastern Las Animas and Baca Counties Thursday morning, and up to 45 mph elsewhere across the plains, mainly east of the I-25 corridor. The gusty winds will decrease during the afternoon from northwest to southeast. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be possible over the mountains from late this afternoon into tonight, and along the I-25 corridor and across all of the southeast plains tonight.

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