High Wind Watch

04/16/2018 8:43 PM through 04/17/2018 5:00 AM

Update to NWS-IDP-PROD-2775299-2587942

High Wind Watch issued April 16 at 8:42PM MDT expiring April 17 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Pueblo CO

Alert

* LOCATION...All of the southeast Colorado plains and the San Luis
Valley including the Interstate 25 and Highway 50 corridors.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A strong upper level jetstream will track
across the region late Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

* WIND...Increasing to west southwest 35 to 45 gusting to 60 mph
late Tuesday morning becoming west to northwest 35 to 45 gusting
to 60 mph by late Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACT...Strong crosswinds will create hazardous travel
conditions especially for high profile and light weight vehicles
on north south oriented roads including Interstate 25. Blowing
dust will create poor visibility. Minor tree and property
damage will be possible. Blowing dust and flying debris will
pose a hazard to anyone outdoors.

Instructions

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

Target Area

Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Ft; La Junta Vicinity/Otero County; Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County; Eastern Las Animas County; Southern San Luis Valley; Western Kiowa County; Springfield Vicinity/Baca County; Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft; Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County; Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County; Alamosa Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft; Eastern Kiowa County; Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft; Crowley County; Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet; Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft; Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Ft

Sender: NWS Pueblo CO
Sent: 8:43 PM on 04-16-2018
Sender Email: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

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