Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
622 AM MST Fri Nov 17 2017

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-
622 AM MST Fri Nov 17 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A quick moving storm system will bring snow to the Mountains, and
strong winds to all of southern Colorado through tonight.

Areas along the Continental Divide, especially the Central Mountains
and Eastern San Juan Range, will see 8 to 12 inches of snowfall,
with locally higher amounts possible.  The La Garita Range, and
areas up the Upper Arkansas Headwaters, including the Leadville
area, will likely see 4 to 8 inches of snowfall.  Expect snow levels
to generally remain above 9000 feet.  More isolated snowfall is
expected over the Eastern Mountains, where an inch or two of
snowfall is possible on area peaks.  Strong winds will accompany the
snow, producing hazardous travel conditions over mountain passes due
to blowing and drifting snow.

Strong winds are expected through this afternoon along the lee
slopes of the southern Sangre de Cristo range over Huerfano and
western Las Animas Counties.  Winds will likely exceed 60 mph over
this area, especially along and west of Interstate 25.

Strong winds will spread east later this morning across the Eastern
Plains.  West winds gusting 40 to 50 mph are expected through this
afternoon.  A cold front will drop south across the Plains this
evening, turning flow northerly, with continued strong wind gusts
through late tonight.

Hazardous travel conditions are likely on area highways.  North-
South highways will see strong cross winds through this afternoon.
As winds shift northerly, hazardous cross winds can be expected on
East-West highways.  Those in high profile vehicles should exercise
extreme caution while driving on area highways through tonight.

In addition, near critical fire weather conditions will be present.
The strong winds will combine with humidity values near 20 percent
to produce the near critical conditions.  Those with outdoor burning
activities planned, should use extreme caution or postpone them to
another day.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

A disturbance from the Pacific northwest could bring a few snow
showers to the region Monday night and Tuesday, primarily impacting
the central mountains and possibly the Pikes Peak Region.  At this
time, it looks like the system will move through fast enough that
any accumulations will be light.  The central mountains could see
maybe 2 to 4 inches with spotty local amounts less than an inch
possible elsewhere.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible through tonight across all of Southern Colorado.



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