Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
604 AM MST SAT DEC 20 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-
604 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW CHANCES WILL INCREASE OVER THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO MOUNTAINS
TONIGHT...WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES OF ACCUMULATION EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

HEAVY SNOW...STRONG WINDS OF 20 TO 40 MPH AND POOR VISIBILITIES
CAN BE EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING ACROSS
THE MOUNTAINS OF LAKE AND CHAFFEE COUNTIES...AS A STRONG PACIFIC
JET STREAM MOVES ACROSS THE ROCKIES. THIS SYSTEM COULD BRING 1
TO 2 FEET OF SNOW TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF EASTERN SAWATCH AND
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGES THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. TRAVEL ACROSS THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL BE HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT AND
MONDAY...WITH EXPECTED BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

OTHER AREAS ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND LOWER ELEVATIONS OF
LAKE COUNTY COULD SEE 4 TO 8 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOWFALL THROUGH
MONDAY NIGHT...WITH SOME WIND DRIVEN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE OVER THE
EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...BEHIND AN
ASSOCIATED PASSING COLD FRONT.

ON CHRISTMAS DAY...ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM COULD BRING MORE SNOW
TO MUCH OF SOUTHERN COLORADO. HOWEVER...FORECAST CONFIDENCE OF
SNOWFALL REMAINS LOW...AS THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS WEATHER SYSTEM
IS STILL UP IN THE AIR. STAY TUNED TO YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN PUEBLO FOR THE LATEST THINKING ON THIS POTENTIAL CHRISTMAS STORM
SYSTEM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO MOUNTAINS.

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