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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
618 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

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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-
618 AM MDT WED MAY 27 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS BY
MIDDAY. THESE STORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND BECOME MORE
SCATTERED IN NATURE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...THEN SPREAD EAST ACROSS
THE EASTERN PLAINS THROUGH THE EVENING. STORM THREATS TODAY WILL
INCLUDE LIGHTNING...HAIL UP TO 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER...BRIEF PERIODS
OF HEAVY RAIN...AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

HOWEVER...THERE IS A GREATER CHANCE FOR SEVERE STORMS TO DEVELOP
ACROSS THE FAR EASTERN PLAINS ALONG THE COLORADO AND KANSAS STATE
LINE LATE THIS AFTERNOON...AND LAST THROUGH THE EVENING. THIS AREA
ENCOMPASSES CROWLEY...OTERO...EASTERN LAS ANIMAS...KIOWA...BENT...
PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES. THESE STRONGER STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING ONE INCH OR LARGER DIAMETER HAIL...AND 60 TO 70 MPH WIND
GUSTS.

FLASH FLOODING CONTINUES TO BE A CONCERN WITH ANY OF THE STRONGER
STORMS DUE TO SATURATED SOILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

ONE OR TWO STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS ON THURSDAY...WITH THE THREAT FOR HAIL
GREATER THAN 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...AND WIND GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ACROSS
KIOWA...BENT...PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING HOURS. ELSEWHERE...THE MAIN THREAT WITH
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SMALL HAIL UNDER 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...WIND
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...AND LIGHTNING.

A BETTER CHANCE FOR WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
ARRIVE FOR FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT AS ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE MOVES SLOWLY ACROSS COLORADO. A COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD
UPSLOPE FLOW ACROSS THE PLAINS RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS IN AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...WHICH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING WILL BE THE
PRIMARY STORM THREAT WITH ANY OF THE EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS...THOUGH A FEW OF THE STRONGER STORMS MAY ALSO
PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.
MEANWHILE SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 12000 FEET FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
EACH DAY FOR THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...WITH THE POTENTAIL
FOR STRONG THUNDERSTORMS RETURNING TO THE FAR SOUTHEAST PLAINS
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

AREA RIVERS AND CREEKS WILL CONTINUE TO RUN HIGH OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS AS MORE RAIN RESULTS IN ADDITIONAL RUN-OFF. MORE
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS ALONG THESE RIVERS AND CREEKS MAY REMAIN ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE OR EXPERIENCE FLUCTUATIONS ABOVE AND BELOW FLOOD STAGE
AS THIS RUN-OFF CONTINUES TO MAKE ITS WAY DOWNSTREAM. PLEASE
EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IN AND NEAR WATER WAYS THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND AS BANKS ARE UNSTABLE AND FAST FLOWS CAN BE DANGEROUS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT OVER MOST OF SOUTHERN COLORADO.

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