Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
600 AM MDT WED APR 27 2016

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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-
600 AM MDT WED APR 27 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER
AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WITH LOCAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM WILL APPROACH COLORADO ON THURSDAY...THEN
MOVE ACROSS THE STATE FRIDAY. RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND INTERIOR VALLEYS THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THEN
SPREAD ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SNOW
WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE ABOUT 7000 FEET THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY...WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOW AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 10000
FEET. THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF TELLER COUNTY...INCLUDING THE SUMMIT
OF PIKES PEAK MAY SEE VERY HEAVY SNOW...WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN
EXCESS OF 2 FEET POSSIBLE BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE EASTERN
SAWATCH AND WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGES WILL ALSO BE LIKELY TO PICK UP
HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW. ANY THUNDERSTORMS WHICH OCCUR FROM
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS TO 45 MPH...SMALL
HAIL AND LIGHTNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY EXCEED AN INCH IN
MANY AREAS BY FRIDAY EVENING...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS.

ON SATURDAY...PRECIPITATION WILL BE COME MORE ISOLATED IN
NATURE...THOUGH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS TO 45
MPH...SMALL HAIL AND LIGHTNING WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE. SNOW SHOWERS
WILL CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS WITH LIGHT ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE.

FOR SUNDAY INTO TUESDAY...CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED ACROSS
THE REGION...WITH LOW ELEVATION RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW
SHOWERS CONTINUING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAIN AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

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