Pre Christmas Winter Storm

Pre-Christmas winter storm

A developing winter storm will spread snow into the western mountains of Colorado on Tuesday, before spreading onto the plains Tuesday night through Wednesday night.  Significant snowfall accumulations may occur across the southwest mountains, with light to moderate snowfall accumulations possible across the central mountains and Pikes Peak region.  Generally light snowfall accumulations are expected for the southeast mountains and I-25 corridor from Colorado Springs south to Raton. Strong north winds are expected to increase across the Palmer Divide and southeast plains, especially Wednesday and Wednesday night.  Significant snowfall accumulations will be possible across portions of eastern Colorado and western Kansas including Kiowa County.  Combined with north winds of 20 to 40 mph, travel conditions may become hazardous across portions of the southeast plains due to blowing and drifting snow. There is still quite a bit of uncertainty regarding the track of the winter storm system as it moves across New Mexico Wednesday and Wednesday night.  Any change in the track could dramatically affect snowfall totals and potential travel impacts across southeast Colorado.   If you have pre-holiday travel planned across south central and southeast Colorado Tuesday through Wednesday night, please keep informed of the latest forecasts and possible warnings regarding this developing winter storm.

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