Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1147 PM MDT THU APR 28 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-
1147 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

A MAJOR SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN COLORADO THROUGH
TONIGHT. RAIN AND HEAVY...WET SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER MUCH OF THE
REGION THROUGH TONIGHT.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER LAS ANIMAS AND BACA
COUNTIES THROUGH 3 AM. THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE HAIL TO HALF AN
INCH IN DIAMETER AND LIGHTNING.

THIS STORM WILL BRING HEAVY...WET SNOW TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000
FEET. ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM A FEW INCHES NEAR THE 6000
FOOT LEVEL TO AROUND A FOOT AT SOME EASTERN MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS BY
FRIDAY MORNING. DUE TO THE HEAVY...WET NATURE OF THE SNOW...POWER
OUTAGES...TREE DAMAGE AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL WILL BE POSSIBLE WHERE
THE SNOW FALLS.

BELOW 6000 FEET...SOME HEAVY WET SNOW MAY FALL AT TIMES...BUT
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED BY TEMPERATURES.
HOWEVER...LIQUID PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF AN INCH WILL
BE POSSIBLE BY IN SOME AREAS BY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE DAY
FRIDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...PRODUCING LIGHTNING AND SMALL
HAIL...WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF TO SHOWERS FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH
ISOLATED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THEN PERSISTING THROUGH THE DAY
SATURDAY. BY THE TIME SNOW TAPERS TO FLURRIES FRIDAY EVENING...SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF A FOOT OR MORE WILL BE LIKELY FOR THE MOUNTAIN
AREAS...WITH UP TO 2 FEET OR MORE POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER
PEAKS...INCLUDING PIKES PEAK. THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY AND
THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY...AS WELL AS NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY AND
THE PALMER DIVIDE COULD PICK UP 6 INCHES TO AROUND A FOOT OF SNOW.
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE COLORADO SPRINGS AREA AND THE SAN LUIS VALLEY.

SUNDAY INTO TUESDAY...CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED ACROSS THE
REGION...WITH PERIODS OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUING.
ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE
PERIOD...MAINLY ABOVE 8000 FEET...BUT WITH SOME ACCUMULATION DOWN
TO AROUND 6000 FEET AT TIMES THROUGH MONDAY.

ANOTHER POTENTIAL HAZARD IN THE DAYS AHEAD WILL BE FLOODING. IT IS
POSSIBLE THAT AS SOILS BECOME INCREASINGLY SATURATED OVER TIME...AND
SURFACE RUNOFF INCREASES...SOME ISSUES WITH URBAN AND SMALL
STREAM FLOODING COULD ENSUE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY THROUGH TONIGHT.

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