...Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday evening through late Wednesday night...
* location...Pikes Peak and the Rampart Range...the Sangre de Cristo Mountains...and the Wet Mountains.
* Cause and timing...a Spring storm system will move across southern Colorado Wednesday night...likely producing significant precipitation over and near the eastern mountains.
* Snow accumulation...6 to 12 inches possible especially above 7000 feet. Snowfall amounts at lower elevations could be limited by warmer temperatures.
* Wind...northeast 10 to 20 mph.
* Impact...hazardous travel conditions due to a combination of snow...poor visibilities and icy...snow covered roads.
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. Snow accumulations of over 6 inches across the plains and high valleys or over 8 inches in the mountains may occur. 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.