Winter Storm Watch

Issued At: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:18 AM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 19 May 2017, 6:00 PM MDT

Northern sangre de cristo mountains between 8500 and 11000 ft- northern sangre de cristo mountains above 11000 ft- southern sangre de cristo mountains between 7500 and 11000 ft- southern sangre de cristo mountains above 11000 ft- wet mountains between 6300 and 10000ft- wet mountains above 10000 ft- walsenburg vicinity/upper huerfano river basin below 7500 ft- including la veta pass, poncha pass, blanca peak, cuchara, stonewall, weston, spanish peaks, rye, and walsenburg 1017 am mdt thu may 18 2017 ...winter storm watch now in effect from friday morning through friday afternoon... * location...sangre de cristo mountains, wet mountains, and the upper huerfano river basin below 7500 feet. * cause and timing...a storm system will track slowly eastward across the region into friday night. * snow accumulation...total snow accumulations in excess of 6 inches will be possible with this event. * impact...travel may be hazardous due to snow, poor visibilities and snow covered roads. precautionary/preparedness actions... a winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. continue to monitor the latest forecasts.