The National Weather service issued a high wind warning or a red flag fire warning for much of southeast Colorado on Tuesday. Winds gusted in the afternoon hours until some rain moved in. According to the National Weather Service as of 5:10 pm Tuesday October 12th, the warning was still in effect.
HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...South to southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet, Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet, Eastern Las Animas County, Springfield Vicinity/Baca County and Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet. * WHEN...Until 8 PM MDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will have the potential to blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages may occur. Travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing dust with reduced visibility is possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.