UPDATE: 1/9/17 – High Wind Warning Issued

UPDATE: The High Wind Warning has been EXTENDED until 8:00pm tonight.  Wind gusts to around 60mph are possible through this evening.

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The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a High Wind Warning from 5:00am to 5:00pm on Monday, January 9, 2017.  Winds are forecast to reach 35-40mph, with gusts up to 60mph.  Stronger winds are likely west of I-25 during the period.

Precautionary actions:

  • Secure loose items outdoors, including patio furniture and decorative items
  • Be prepared for hazardous travel conditions, particularly along north/south thoroughfares, if you have travel plans during the period

UPDATE: 1/8/17 – High Wind Watch Issued

Updated for time frame of the watch…

National Weather Services Pueblo has issued a High Wind Watch, in effect from 8:00am Monday through 5:00am Tuesday.  A High Wind Watch means there is potential for a hazardous wind event in our area.

Precautionary actions:

  • Secure loose items outdoors, including patio furniture and decorative items
  • Be prepared for hazardous travel conditions, particularly along north/south thoroughfares, if you have travel plans during the period

UPDATE: 1/4/2017 – Weather Advisory Issued

UPDATE:  The National Weather Service Pueblo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area from 11:00pm this evening through 11:00pm Thursday, a reduced time frame from the original advisory which ran until 5:00am Friday.  Snow, cold temperatures, and wind chill values near or below zero will be our greatest impacts.  Stay tuned to local forecast information for the latest details.

12/16/16 – Red Flag Warning & High Wind Warning Issued

A High Wind Warning has been issued for El Paso county, including our UCCS campus for Friday, December 15th from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  Winds 30-40mph  are forecast, with gusts to 65mph possible.

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In addition, a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger has been issued 11:00am to 6:00pm on Friday.  Avoid outdoor burning, use extreme caution with all possible ignition sources, and report smoke or fire immediately by calling 911.

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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.