High Wind Watch - NE, N&W Park County

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High Wind Watch - NE, N&W Park County

Post by ParkBull » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:22 am

High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:30 AM MST Dec. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service


... High wind watch in effect from late tonight through Friday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Friday
morning.

* Timing... late tonight through Friday morning.

* Winds... west winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts in excess of 75 mph
possible, primarily above 7500 feet.

* Impacts... travel will be hazardous over High Mountain passes and
along the peak to peak Highway due to very strong and sudden
Crosswinds. Drivers of high profile vehicles should avoid
traveling I-70 west of Denver and Highway 40 over Berthoud Pass.
Power outages will also be possible from trees blowing onto
power lines. Areas of blowing snow will reduce visibilities as
well.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
75 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

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