Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
425 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

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WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
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-
425 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER
30S ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY...INCLUDING
SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY...PUEBLO COUNTY...OTERO COUNTY...CROWLEY
COUNTY...KIOWA COUNTY...BENT COUNTY AND PROWERS COUNTY.

CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT SENSITIVE PLANTS AND OUTSIDE WATER
LINES...WHICH COULD BE KILLED OR DAMAGED IF LEFT UNPROTECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL SPREAD INTO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY WITH ISOLATED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE PRIMARY THREAT WITH ANY
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE LIGHTNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL WAVER BETWEEN
10000 AND 11000 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY AND THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
COULD PICK UP A COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION.

SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY FOR THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY AS A WEATHER
SYSTEM GLANCES BY TO THE WEST. ADDITIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS
RESULTING IN WIND DRIVEN SNOW ACROSS THE HIGHER PEAKS AND
PASSES. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE EASTERN
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING WOLF CREEK PASS.

THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE MAINLY STRONG WINDS FOR THE
SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS ON SUNDAY. THESE GUSTY WINDS MAY
RESULT IN CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR RAPID RATES OF FIRE SPREAD FOR
THE I-25 CORRIDOR AND ADJACENT PLAINS DEPENDING ON HOW LOW THE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROP.

LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT PLAINS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY AS A COLD
FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION. FOR NOW...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
FOR THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND PALMER DIVIDE APPEAR LIGHT.
HOWEVER...THERE IS STILL CONSIDERABLE VARIABILITY IN THE FORECAST
STRENGTH AND TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM AS IT PASSES TO THE SOUTH OF THE
REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK. THUS...THE FORECAST FOR THE SOUTHEAST
MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE. EITHER WAY...IT
APPEARS LIKELY THAT A WIDESPREAD HARD FREEZE MAY OCCUR ACROSS
MOST OF THE PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT.

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