Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1117 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

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 9000Ft-
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 Ft-
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft-
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft-
Northwestern Fremont County  Above 8500Ft-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Ft-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000Ft-
Wet Mountains above 10000 Ft-
Teller County/Rampart Range above 7500fT/Pike`s 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 Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
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-
1117 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight

A moist spring storm system will track slowly east across central
New Mexico into Texas overnight. This system will bring heavy
amounts of snow to the eastern mountain ranges of southern
Colorado and lighter amounts to the western mountain areas along
the Continental Divide. It will also bring heavy snow to
elevations above 6000 feet across the plains, including the
Palmer Divide and the Raton Mesa. There may even be some brief wet
snow down to about 5000 feet by late tonight with some light
accumulations possible on grassy areas.

Travel along the Interstate 25 corridor will be impacted through
early Wednesday morning, with snow-packed and icy roads possible
over Monument Hill and Raton Pass by sunrise.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Widespread rain and higher elevation snowfall will be ongoing
across South Central and Southeast Colorado early Wednesday
morning, with precipitation diminishing from northwest to
southeast by early Wednesday afternoon.

The passing Spring storm system is expected to bring wet heavy
snowfall to the mountains, especially across the higher elevations
of the Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Range, where snow
accumulation of 8 to 16 inches is likely by Wednesday afternoon.
The higher elevations in the Pikes Peak region will see 6 to 10
inches with the rest of the mountains and higher valleys seeing
snow accumulations of around 4 to 8 inches.

Snow across the lower elevations will depend on how where the rain
snow line develops. Current temperature profiles indicate snow
levels will fall to around 6000 feet overnight across the Palmer
Divide, into the Colorado Springs area. Areas near Monument and
Black Forests will likely see 4 to 8 inches of snowfall by late
morning Wednesday. Locations under 5000 feet will likely see all
rain, including Pueblo.

Further south, heavy snow will be possible over the southern
Interstate 25 corridor, with 4 to 8 inches by early afternoon
Wednesday, especially west of Interstate 25 and along the New
Mexico border.

Another potentially significant Spring storm is forecast to
affect all of the region Friday through Sunday. This storm will
also have the potential to bring another round of heavy snow to
the mountains and the higher elevations on the Plains.

Thunderstorms, some possibly strong, will be possible on Friday
on the plains. Heavier rainfall across the lower elevations are
expected with another 1 to 2 inches possible. Rivers and streams
will need to be monitored. The active weather pattern looks to
continue into early next week.

Please stay abreast of the latest weather forecast during this
week as the weather is forecast to become quite active.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
likely tonight at elevations above 6,000 feet.



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