Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 11:08 AM MST Feb. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM MST this

* location... the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Huerfano
and western Las Animas counties, including Walsenburg,
Trinidad and Raton Pass.

* Cause and timing... a strong jet stream over the area will
cause strong westerly winds to develop this morning which will
continue into the late afternoon hours.

* Wind... westerly 30 to 45 mph with gusts around 60 mph at the
lower elevations, and gusts of 75 mph over the mountain areas.
Strong winds to 55 to 65 mph have already been measured from
areas south of Pueblo to the New Mexico state line.

* Impact... drivers of high-profile vehicles should exercise
extreme caution or postpone travel, especially on north to
south oriented roads, including I-25. Damage to power lines
and buildings will be possible. Power interruptions and power
outages may occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:33 AM MST Feb. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
6 PM MST this evening for fire weather zones 227... 228... 229...
230... 231... 232 and 233...

* affected area... fire weather zones 227... 228... 229... 230...
231... 232... 233... 234... 235... 236 and 237.

* Winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
growth and spread of fires Thursday morning through the early
evening hours.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.