NWS Issues Snow Squall Warning for Southeast Colorado

Description: The National Weather Service Office of Pueblo Issued the Following Snow Squall Warning for Southeast Colorado...

NWS Issues Snow Squall Warning for Southeast Colorado

Bent County-Crowley County-Kiowa County-Otero County-Prowers County-Pueblo County- The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a * Snow Squall Warning for...

Northern Otero County in southeastern Colorado... Northwestern Prowers County in southeastern Colorado... Kiowa County in southeastern Colorado... Southeastern Crowley County in southeastern Colorado... Southeastern Pueblo County in southeastern Colorado... Northern Bent County in southeastern Colorado...

* Until 400 PM MST.

* At 256 PM MST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from 11 miles northeast of Eads to 11 miles southeast of Haswell to near Manzanola, moving east at 60 mph.

HAZARD...Intense bursts of heavy snow. Gusty winds leading to blowing snow and visibility rapidly falling to less than one-quarter mile. Wind gusts greater than 35 mph.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Travel will become difficult and potentially dangerous within minutes.

THIS WILL IMPACT HIGHWAY 50 FROM LAS ANIMAS TO MCCLAVE AND ALONG THE 287 FROM WILEY AND NORTHWARD TO THE CHEYENNE COUNTY LINE. Locations impacted include... Rocky Ford, Las Animas, Eads, Manzanola, Wiley, Cheraw, Sheridan Lake, Neeoshe Reservoir, McClave, Chivington, Brandon, Blue Lake, Towner, Sweetwater Reservoir, Hasty, Neegronda Reservoir, Arlington, Queens Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir, and Caddoa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow Down! Rapid changes in visibility and road conditions are expected with this dangerous snow squall. Be alert for sudden whiteout conditions.

LAT...LON 3831 10217 3805 10295 3804 10414 3841 10312 3862 10284 3861 10205 3839 10205 3831 10217