...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning...
The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.
* Location...the eastern San Juan and La Garita Mountains above 10000 feet and the eastern Sawatch mountains and western Mosquito Range above 11000 feet.
* Cause and timing...a strong upper level weather system will move across the area...bringing abundant moisture and the potential for significant snowfall to the higher elevations of the Continental Divide.
* Snow accumulation...9 to 15 inches by midday Sunday.
* Impact...snow and blowing snow will cause hazardous travel conditions over the mountain passes along the Continental Divide.
A Winter Storm Watch is issued when there is the potential for severe winter weather conditions to develop.
Winter storms may have strong winds and reduced visibility due to heavy snowfall and blowing snow. If you are planning to travel in the watch area during the time of the watch...listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at another time or by another Route. If you must travel in or through the watch area during the time of the watch...take along a winter survival kit.