UPDATE: 8/5/2016 – Flash Flood Watch Issued 4:00PM-Midnight

UPDATE: The Flash Flood Watch has been updated with respect to the time frame, and is now in effect from 4:00pm to midnight today.

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for El Paso county, including our UCCS campus, from 12:00pm to midnight on Friday, August, 5, 2016.  A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding to occur.

* FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING * MONSOON MOISTURE WILL SPREAD ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INTO THE AREA WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * AREAS IN AROUND BURN SCARS WILL BE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MUD AND ASH FLOWS. ROCK SLIDES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVY RAINFALL IN AREAS WITH STEEP TERRAIN AND URBAN AREAS AND LOCATIONS WITH POOR DRAINAGE COULD ALSO EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

7/1/16 – Flash Flood Watch Issued 12:00pm to Midnight

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

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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

Image of the Tornado Watch issued until 9:00pm MDT

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.