Severe Thunderstorm WATCH issued until 8pm MDT, includes UCCS. Stay weather aware and tuned in to local media for warning information, or visit www.weather.gov/pub
UPDATE: The Flash Flood Watch has been cancelled. (8:00pm)
A Flash Flood WATCH has been issued from 12:00pm – midnight today:
- Stay alert for changing weather conditions, including heavy rain
- Have a way to receive warning information
- Avoid low-lying areas and water covered roadways if flooding or flash flooding occur
Be aware, have a plan, and take action if needed. For more forecast information, visit www.weather.gov/pub
Flood Advisory issued until 10:15pm, avoid water-covered roadways and areas of fast-moving water. Monitor for latest warning info at www.weather.gov/pub
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
* 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.
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.
Campus is open and operating as scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2016.
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