Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
524 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Feet-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County Above 9000 Feet-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500 Feet-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Teller County/Rampart Range Above 7500 Feet/Pikes Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
524 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

The combination of low humidity and gusty west winds will lead to
high fire danger this afternoon over the eastern mountains and along
the Interstate 25 corridor. Outdoor burning or any other activities
that could accidentally start a wildfire today should be
postponed.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Near-critical fire weather conditions will be possible across the
across portions of the southeastern Colorado Plains on Saturday,
as west to southwest winds increase ahead of a strong storm
system moving into the Great Basin.

This storm system looks to move into the Four Corners Region
Saturday night, and then continue across southeastern Colorado
through the day Sunday, before lifting into north central Kansas
into Sunday night. This system is expected to bring gusty winds
and moderate to heavy snowfall to the higher terrain of the
Continental Divide late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning,
with hazardous travel expected across the higher mountain passes
through the day Sunday.

The exact track of this system remains in question, however, the
current projected path would support a period of wind driven snow
across Eastern Colorado on Sunday, with strong and gusty north
winds expected Sunday and Sunday night behind a passing cold
front. Light to moderate snow accumulations will be possible
across portions of the Eastern Mountains, the Palmer Divide and
Raton Mesa, with generally light snow accumulations possible
across the rest of the Southeast Plains. Hazardous travel
conditions will also be possible across Southeast Colorado on
Sunday, with the potential for poor visibilities in snow and
blowing snow.

Another weak storm system could bring some light accumulating
snow to the higher terrain of the Central Mountains Monday and
Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

10/23



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