Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47

000
FLUS45 KPUB 251755
HWOPUB

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1155 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

COZ058>089-093>099-261800-
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-
1155 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM CAN BE EXPECTED
OVER AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN THIS AFTERNOON...WITH THE BEST
COVERAGE OF STORMS ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS INTO THE PIKES
PEAK REGION...AS A MINOR WEATHER DISTURBANCE CONTINUES TO MOVE
ACROSS NORTHERN COLORADO. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL GRADUALLY
MOVE ONTO THE PLAINS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH A FEW STRONGER
STORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE LATE EVENING...MAINLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY
50.

THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM STORMS WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
AND GUSTY TO AROUND 40 MPH. A FEW OF THE STRONGER STORMS ON THE
PLAINS LATER TONIGHT WILL BE CAPABLE OF WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 50
MPH AND HAIL UP TO 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER.

SOME SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS IN THE
MOUNTAINS. A TOTAL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 6 AM
SUNDAY. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVING ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE ACROSS
NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SUNDAY NIGHT AND INTO THE WESTERN TEXAS
PANHANDLE THROUGH THE DAY ON MONDAY. THE MOVEMENT OF THIS SYSTEM
WILL LIKLEY BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL TO EASTERN
COLORADO ALONG WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY WET SNOW FOR THE
HIGHER TERRAIN OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

THERE WILL BE A SMALL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR STRONG AND POSSIBLY
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...SOUTH AND WEST OF A
PUEBLO TO SPRINGFIELD LINE. ABUNDANT SHEAR AND MODEST INSTABILITY
WILL LIKELY LEAD TO THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE
PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
AND HAIL NEARING ONE INCH IN DIAMETER.

SNOW IS FORECAST OVER THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. LOCATIONS
ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WILL LIKELY SEE SEVERAL INCHES OF
SNOW. THE SAN JUAN RANGE COULD SEE HEAVY SNOW. LOCATIONS ALONG THE
EASTERN MOUNTAINS...GENERALLY ABOVE 7000 FEET...WILL SEE THE POTENTIAL
FOR SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF WET HEAVY SNOWFALL...ESPECIALLY THE SANGRE
DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS. THIS WET HEAVY SNOW COULD PRODUCE TREE
DAMAGE ON TREES THAT HAVE STARTED TO LEAF OUT.

WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN IS ALSO EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
EASTERN PLAINS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. LOWER ELEVATIONS ALONG THE LEE
SLOPES OF THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS...AND THE EASTERN PLAINS...GENERALLY
SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50...WILL SEE THE POTENTIAL FOR UP TO 2 INCHES OF
RAINFALL. RUNOFF FROM THIS RAINFALL MY PRODUCE LOCALIZED FLOODING
ISSUES...AND THIS WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED.

DAILY AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST
OVER THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH INCREASING CHANCES
LATER IN THE WEEK. THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE LIGHTING...GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS AND SMALL HAIL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

$$

23/23


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.