... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM MDT
* location... the Wet Mountain Valley, Pikes Peak, Teller County,
the Rampart Range and northern El Paso County.
* Cause and timing... rain changing to snow this evening with a
period of heavy snow late tonight into Saturday morning. Lighter
snow will then continue through the day Saturday before tapering
to flurries Saturday evening.
* Snow accumulation... total snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12
inches across northern El Paso County and the Wet Mountain
Valley with 7 to 14 inches over Teller County. Amounts up to
20 inches possible near The Summit of Pikes Peak.
* Wind... north to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35
* Impact... snow and blowing snow will create hazardous travel
conditions tonight through Saturday. In addition, heavy wet
snow may produce tree and powerline damage.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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Issued: 8:01 PM MDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service