Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued until 2:45pm, hail to 1″ and 60mph winds possible. Seek shelter indoors until the storm has passed.
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 THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.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.
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.
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.
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.