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Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 5:22 AM MDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through
Sunday morning...

* location... Crowley, Otero, Kiowa, bent, Prowers and Baca
counties.

* Cause and timing... a strengthening storm system will move
across southern Colorado and New Mexico tonight through
Saturday night, spreading a potentially prolonged period of
moderate to heavy snow and gusty winds across the area.

* Snow accumulation... 6 inches or more with heavier amounts of
up to a foot possible south of Highway 50.

* Wind... north to northeast winds 20 to 40 mph.

* Impact... snow and blowing snow is expected to create dangerous
travel conditions at times, especially south of Highway 50. In
addition, heavy wet snow will be capable of producing tree and
powerline damage.

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.




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