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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued until 8:15pm…large hail and damaging winds possible. Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.

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6/13/16 – Tornado Watch Issued Until 9:00pm MDT

At 1:25pm the Storm Prediction Center issued a Tornado Watch for much of eastern Colorado, including El Paso county, until 9:00pm MDT.  Additional information can be found at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0250.html

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Tornado Watch issued until 9:00pm MDT

 * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...WITHIN A MOIST ENVIRONMENT...STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO
   INCREASE INITIALLY ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN COLORADO AND NORTHEAST
   NEW MEXICO. SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL CAN BE EXPECTED THIS
   AFTERNOON...PARTICULARLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST COLORADO AND NORTHEAST NEW
   MEXICO. A TORNADO THREAT WILL EXIST PARTICULARLY AS STORMS MOVE
   EASTWARD TOWARD AN INCREASINGLY LOW-LEVEL JET EARLY THIS EVENING.
   THIS LOW-LEVEL JET MAY ALSO SUPPORT UPSCALE GROWTH INTO A LINEAR
   CLUSTER OF STORMS TOWARD PARTS OF KANSAS AND THE OKLAHOMA/TEXAS
   PANHANDLES.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH OF AKRON
   COLORADO TO 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DALHART TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
   AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
   THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

3/26/16 – Winter Weather Advisory Issued 12:00am – 9:00pm

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from midnight to 9:00pm on Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Stay tuned in to the latest forecast details, particularly if you have travel plans during the period.  More details can be found at www.weather.gov/pub

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION...SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTIES.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD
  SNOW ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...WHICH COULD
  BECOME LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY THIS EVENING
  THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2 TO 5 INCHES.

* WIND...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACT...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK...SNOWPACKED AND ICY WITH
  RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS UNDER THE HEAVIER SNOW BANDS THIS
  EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

3/23/16 – Campus Closure Effective 1:00pm Today

UCCSAlert: UCCS will be closing at 1:00pm on Wed, March 23, 2016 due to hazardous weather. Classes and activities after 1:00pm today are CANCELLED.

  • Dining and Food Services will be operating  to serve residents according to the spring break schedule at the Lodge
  • Police and dispatch operations remain available should you need their services
  • Resident Assistants are available for assistance with housing issues

3/23/16 – Winter Weather Advisory & High Wind Warning In Effect Until 6:00pm

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for campus until 6:00pm this evening.  Additionally, a High Wind Warning is also in effect for our area until 6:00pm.

Preparedness actions:

  • If you are planning to travel, stay up to date with the latest forecast information by visiting www.weather.gov/pub, and the latest travel conditions by visiting www.cotrip.org
  • Drive safely in areas of strong cross winds
  • Secure outdoor items which may become airborne, or be damaged, by high winds

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2/18/16 – Red Flag Warning & High Wind Warning In Effect

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, in effect from 11:00am to 8:00pm today.  A Red Flag Warning is issued when warm temperatures, strong winds, low humidity, and dry fuels are likely to contribute to high fire danger in the affected area.

Preparedness actions:

  • Avoid outdoor burning or using open flames
  • Properly dispose of smoking materials in approved and secured containers
  • Call 719.255.3111 immediately if you observe smoke or flames on campus properties, or 911 if at an off-campus location

Additionally, a High Wind Warning is in effect until 5:00am on Friday, February 19th.  A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is occurring or is expected.  While strong and gusty winds are likely over all of Colorado Springs, the area of greatest impact will be near and/or west of I-25.

Preparedness actions:

  • Drive safely in areas of strong cross winds
  • Secure outdoor items which may become airborne, or be damaged, by high winds