Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 4:16 PM MDT Apr. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Potential for heavy rain and snow across all of southern
Colorado Friday night and Saturday...

A strong storm system will take aim on the area on Friday and has
the potential to bring heavy rain and snow to all of southern
Colorado Friday night, with precipitation changing to all snow
across the area on Saturday.

A majority of the latest model guidance develop a strong upper
low pressure system across The Four Corners region Friday night,
and then continue to move the upper low across northern New
Mexico through the day Saturday and into the Oklahoma Panhandle
Saturday night. This track is very favorable to bring heavy rain
and snow to all of eastern mountains and southeast plains.
Significant accumulations of heavy, wet snow will be possible
across the Pikes Peak region, the wet and Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, as well as the Raton Mesa and
the higher terrain along and west of the southern Interstate 25
corridor, including Walsenburg and Trinidad. Lesser snow
accumulations will also be possible across the rest of south
central and southeast Colorado. Snow would be wet and heavy and
could cause extensive tree and powerline damage.

The exact track of this system, however, remains in question, and
could lead to a lesser impact across the area, especially northern
portions of the southeast Colorado plains. At any rate, Peoples
living in or planning travel across southern Colorado this
weekend, need to stay abreast of the latest forecasts with this
potentially high impact storm system.



416 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Potential for heavy rain and snow across all of southern
Colorado Friday night and Saturday...

A strong storm system will take aim on the area on Friday and has
the potential to bring heavy rain and snow to all of southern
Colorado Friday night, with precipitation changing to all snow
across the area on Saturday.

A majority of the latest model guidance develop a strong upper
low pressure system across The Four Corners region Friday night,
and then continue to move the upper low across northern New
Mexico through the day Saturday and into the Oklahoma Panhandle
Saturday night. This track is very favorable to bring heavy rain
and snow to all of eastern mountains and southeast plains.
Significant accumulations of heavy, wet snow will be possible
across the Pikes Peak region, the wet and Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, as well as the Raton Mesa and
the higher terrain along and west of the southern Interstate 25
corridor, including Walsenburg and Trinidad. Lesser snow
accumulations will also be possible across the rest of south
central and southeast Colorado. Snow would be wet and heavy and
could cause extensive tree and powerline damage.

The exact track of this system, however, remains in question, and
could lead to a lesser impact across the area, especially northern
portions of the southeast Colorado plains. At any rate, Peoples
living in or planning travel across southern Colorado this
weekend, need to stay abreast of the latest forecasts with this
potentially high impact storm system.


403 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Potential for heavy rain and snow across all of southern
Colorado Friday night and Saturday...

A strong storm system will take aim on southern Colorado on Friday
and has the potential to bring heavy rain and snow to all of the
area Friday night and all snow to the area on Saturday.

A majority of the latest model guidance develop a strong upper
low pressure system across The Four Corners region Friday night,
and then continue to move the upper low across northern New
Mexico through the day Saturday and into the Oklahoma Panhandle
Saturday night. This track is very favorable to bring heavy rain
and snow to all of eastern mountains and southeast plains, with
significant accumulations of heavy, wet snow possible across the
Pikes Peak region, the wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet
Mountain Valley, as well as the Raton Mesa and the higher terrain
along and west of the southern Interstate 25 corridor, including
Walsenburg and Trinidad. Lesser snow accumulations will also be
possible across the rest of south central and southeast Colorado.
Snow would be wet and heavy and could cause extensive tree and
powerline damage.

The exact track of this system, however, remains in question, and
could lead to a lesser impact across the area, especially northern
portions of the southern Colorado. At any rate, Peoples living in
or planning travel across southern Colorado this weekend, need to
stay abreast of the latest forecasts of this potentially high
impact event.


404 PM MDT Thu Apr 20 2017


... Special Weather Statement...

At 403 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking developing showers and
thunderstorms over and near the Hayden Pass burn scar. These showers
and thunderstorms were moving to the northeast at 20 mph.

At this time, precipitation amounts during the previous hour over
the Hayden Pass burn scar was generally under .20 inches.

A period of moderate rain at times is anticipated over the Hayden
Pass burn scar during the next 2 hours with additional precipitation
amounts between .10 and .30 inches expected during this time-frame.
In addition, wind gusts around 30 mph at times are also possible.

While precipitation rates are not overly impressive, the potential
prolonged precipitation period may cause streams in the burn scar
areas to begin to rise.

Locations impacted include...
the Hayden Pass burn scar.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move away from recently burned areas. If heavier rains develop, they
will be capable of creating Rockslides, mudslides and debris flows
in steep terrain, especially in and around recent burn scar
locations.

Precipitation may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional
information and possible advisories and or warnings from the
National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 3825 10580 3829 10585 3836 10578 3826 10565
time... Mot... loc 2153z 240deg 5kt 3830 10581


404 PM MDT Thu Apr 20 2017


... Special Weather Statement...

At 403 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking developing showers and
thunderstorms over and near the Hayden Pass burn scar. These showers
and thunderstorms were moving to the northeast at 20 mph.

At this time, precipitation amounts during the previous hour over
the Hayden Pass burn scar was generally under .20 inches.

A period of moderate rain at times is anticipated over the Hayden
Pass burn scar during the next 2 hours with additional precipitation
amounts between .10 and .30 inches expected during this time-frame.
In addition, wind gusts around 30 mph at times are also possible.

While precipitation rates are not overly impressive, the potential
prolonged precipitation period may cause streams in the burn scar
areas to begin to rise.

Locations impacted include...
the Hayden Pass burn scar.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move away from recently burned areas. If heavier rains develop, they
will be capable of creating Rockslides, mudslides and debris flows
in steep terrain, especially in and around recent burn scar
locations.

Precipitation may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional
information and possible advisories and or warnings from the
National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 3825 10580 3829 10585 3836 10578 3826 10565
time... Mot... loc 2153z 240deg 5kt 3830 10581



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