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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
548 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

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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 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-
548 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Moderate to heavy wind driven snow will continue across the central
mountains today.  Storm total snowfall amounts of 3 to 8 inches will
be possible with locally higher amounts along the west facing
slopes.

Isolated embedded thunderstorms will possible this afternoon across
all of southern Colorado with dangerous cloud to ground lightning
the primary risk.  Some small hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter will
be possible with the stronger storms across the lower elevations
while the mountains could see localized heavy snow bursts.  One or
two storms could briefly become severe across Kiowa, Bent, Prowers
and Baca counties this afternoon where wind gusts to around 60 mph
will be possible.

Localized freezing temperatures will be occur along the I-25
corridor tonight, particularly across northern El Paso county and in
patchy areas of eastern Pueblo county.  Any tender vegetation should
be protected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A strong storm system is expected to develop over the Four
Corners region by Friday afternoon before moving slowly across
New Mexico into Saturday before pushing into southern Kansas by
Sunday morning. This storm system has the potential of producing
a high impact snow event over the mountains and adjacent plains
from Friday evening into Saturday night, with the heaviest snow
projected from Friday night into Saturday evening across the
southeast mountains and adjacent plains. This system continues to
be colder than the past several storm systems, with the
possibility for a change over to snow across the majority of the
southeastern Colorado plains Saturday. There are still uncertainties
regarding the storm track and timing of the storms intensification,
so please continue to monitor the latest forecasts for additional
watches, warnings and or advisories.

The impending colder temperatures with this incoming storm will be
capable of producing sub freezing temperatures across southern
Colorado this weekend. If you have tender vegetation outside make
plans to bring them indoors or protect them.

Then, daily isolated primarily afternoon and evening showers are
anticipated over southern Colorado from Monday into Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible across all of south central and southeast Colorado through
this evening.

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