Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
928 AM MST MON DEC 5 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-
928 AM MST MON DEC 5 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING SNOW TO PARTS OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THROUGH TONIGHT.  ADDITIONALLY...PIKES PEAK COULD
SEE A FEW SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT.  ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL
BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NORTH OF MONARCH PASS WITH
GENERALLY LESS THAN AN INCH OF SNOW ON PIKES PEAK.

THERE WILL ALSO BE STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. GUSTS TO
70 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NORTH OF
MONARCH PASS. THE NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND PIKES
PEAK REGION COULD SEE GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. FOR THE REMAINING
MOUNTAIN AREAS...GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. ACROSS THE
LOWER ELEVATIONS...GUSTS WILL RANGE FROM 30 TO 40 MPH. BLOWING
SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AT TIMES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY...MAINLY
ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NORTH OF MONARCH PASS.

NO FIRE WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS ARE IN EFFECT TODAY BECAUSE HUMIDITIES
WILL BE TOO HIGH.  REGARDLESS...FIRE SAFETY SHOULD BE EXERCISED DUE
TO THE STRONG WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THE UPPER JET AND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE
REGION ON TUESDAY...BRINGING VERY COLD AIR AND A CHANCE OF SNOW
TO SOUTHERN COLORADO. THE MOUNTAINS AND WEST WILL SEE THE BEST
CHANCE OF SNOW TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THEN ON WEDNESDAY
THE BEST CHANCES FOR SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE OVER THE CENTRAL
COLORADO MOUNTAINS...PIKES PEAK AND TELLER COUNTY AND WESTERN AND
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF EL PASO COUNTY. THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND
PIKES PEAK MAY SEE SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

THE GREATEST IMPACT FOR THE PLAINS IS EXPECTED TO BE THE BITTER
COLD. TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE BELOW FREEZING TUESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY. WEDNESDAY LOOKS LIKE THE COLDEST DAY WITH HIGHS
IN THE LOWER TO MID TWENTIES FOR THE PLAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS...AND
SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS FOR THE MOUNTAINS. THURSDAY MORNING LOOKS
LIKE THE COLDEST MORNING...WITH LOWS JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE IN
SOUTHERN COLORADO BETWEEN 10 ABOVE AND 10 BELOW ZERO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY THROUGH TONIGHT ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NORTH OF
MONARCH PASS.

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