Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:23 AM by Jennifer Jacobs
*** WINTER STORM WARNINGS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON***
Storm totals will be 6 to 10" with north winds at 15 to 25 mph for the following areas FOR EASTERN KIOWA, AND PROWERS COUNTIES INCLUDING SHERIDAN LAKE AND LAMAR.
Further northeast, total snow accumulations will vary from west to east with a total of 9 to 18" expected. Winds of 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts in the following areas YUMA, KIT CARSON, AND CHEYENNE COUNTIES.
***WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL NOON MST TODAY FOR THE WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9,500 FT.***
In these areas, you can expect an additional 1 to 3" with locally up to 8" across the summits and upper slopes through today. Storm totals of 8 to 12" with locally up to two feet over the summits.
***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING***
Total snow accumulations 2 to 4" with north winds at 10 to 20 mph for the following areas EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT, CROWLEY, EASTERN LAS ANIMAS, WESTERN KIOWA, BENT, AND BACA COUNTIES INCLUDING INDEPENDENCE PASS, MT ELBERT, MT MASSIVE, ORDWAY, OLNEY SPRINGS, BRANSON, KIM, EADS, LAS ANIMAS, SPRINGFIELD AND WALSH.
An additional 1 to 3" could occur especially over northeast El Paso County. North winds 15 to 30 mph for the following areas NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY, MONUMENT RIDGE, RAMPART RANGE BELOW 7500 FT INCLUDING BLACK FOREST AND AIR FORCE ACADEMY.
You can expect an additional 1 to 2" of snow is expected this morning. The storm total snow accumulation will be 3 to 6 inches for the following areas SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FT AND SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FORDER, KARVAL, KUTCH, AND PUNKIN CENTER.