A Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 6 PM MDT
This warning is in effect for the Interstate 25
corridor… including El Paso… Pueblo… Huerfano and eastern
Rain and snow will spread across the region tonight… with snow
levels dropping to around 6000 feet around midnight… and dropping
to around 5000 feet by early Thursday morning. North to northeast
winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph will develop early
Thursday morning… resulting in blizzard conditions. The worst
conditions are expected across the Palmer Divide and northern and
western portions of Colorado Springs… and south of the city of
Pueblo. Snow amounts will range from 6 to 12 inches over the
higher elevations. Up to 6 inches of snow is expected at
elevations below 6000 feet.
Life threatening winter weather conditions are expected.
Sustained wind speeds or frequent gusts over 35 mph and
visibility reduced to below 1/4 mile by falling and blowing snow
Avoid traveling in the warning area. If you are planning to
travel in the warning area during the time of the warning…
listen to the latest weather forecast and consider traveling at
another time or by another Route. If you must travel in the
warning area during the time of the warning… take along a winter
survival kit. If you become stranded in a rural area… stay with
your vehicle until help arrives. In similar conditions during
past blizzards… people have died of exposure while trying to
walk to shelter. To keep warm in your vehicle… run your engine
10 minutes each hour… and make sure the exhaust pipe is clear of
snow to avoid Carbon monoxide poisoning.
Why am I not in San Francisco right now?