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Mar 9, 2013 10:54 AM by Jennifer Jacobs

Winter storm impacts Southeastern Colorado today!

TODAY: Cold front will move south into Southeast Colorado this morning with precipitation following. First, will be Pikes Peak, Teller, El Paso, and Fremont Counties and the Northern Sangres and the Wet Mountains and the Wet Mountain Valley. Temperatures over most of these areas will be cold enough for snow. The moisture will then move into Pueblo County and the lower elevations of Fremont, but it will be a little too warm. These areas will have a rain/snow mix and strong north winds. Colorado Springs will only warm to 37, Pueblo 45, Canon City 43, and Teller County 30 degrees. Colorado Springs could get up to 6" of snow, Pueblo less than 1 inch, Canon 3 inches, and Teller County up to 11" by late tonight.

There are several advisories today.

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING FOR NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MONUMENT, BLACK FOREST, PEYTON AND CALHAN.

You can expect 6 TO 10" OF SNOW AND NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH BY NOON WITH GUSTS THIS AFTERNOON TO AROUND 60 MPH.

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR PIKES PEAK, TELLER COUNTY AND THE RAMPART RANGE.

You can expect 6 TO 11"WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS
MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR THE LOWER SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS, THE RAMPART RANGE AND SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY INCLUDING LA VETA PASS, PONCHA PASS, CUCHARA, STONEWALL, WESTON, SILVER CLIFF, WESTCLIFFE, RYE, AND COLORADO SPRINGS

You can expect.3 TO 9" of snow.

And an AVALANCHE WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

The storm could add as much as 16" of snow to the slopes. The fresh snow and wind slabs could be triggered easily.

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