High Wind Warning issued March 23 at 3:47PM MDT until March 24 at 5:00PM MDT by NWS Pueblo
Colorado Springs Vicinity, Southern El Paso County, Rampart Range Below 7400 Ft; Crowley County; Eastern Kiowa County; Eastern Las Animas County; La Junta Vicinity, Otero County; Lamar Vicinity, Prowers County; Las Animas Vicinity, Bent County; Pueblo Vicinity, Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet; Springfield Vicinity, Baca County; Trinidad Vicinity, Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft; Walsenburg Vicinity, Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft; Western Kiowa County
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 5 PM MDT FRIDAY...
The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 3 AM to 5 PM MDT Friday. This
upgrades and replaces the High Wind Watch that was in effect.
* LOCATION...all of the Southeast Colorado Plains, including
Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Walsenburg, Trinidad, La Junta,
Lamar and Springfield.
* CAUSE AND TIMING...a strong cold front will drop south across
the Eastern Colorado Plains tonight through Friday.
* WIND...north 35 to 45 gusting over 65 mph.
* IMPACT...these winds will pose a hazard to high profile
vehicles, especially on east to west oriented roadways. Winds
may also take down power lines and trees, knock out power,
cause property damage, and reduced visibilities; due to snow
over the Palmer Divide, and possibly dust across the Eastern
* Potential Fire Weather Impact...Although humidity values will
be much higher on Friday, if power lines were to fall on any
dry grass, then the potential will exist for a fast moving
grass fire to occur.
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.