Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
640 AM MST WED FEB 25 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-
640 AM MST WED FEB 25 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL SPREAD FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING...INTO THE
SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT PLAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
TONIGHT AS A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM MOVES IN FROM THE NORTHWEST.  THIS
WILL SEND A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION TODAY WITH NORTHEAST
UPSLOPE WINDS DEVELOPING BEHIND THE FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.  THIS WILL FOCUS THE HEAVIER SNOWFALL ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR THROUGH TONIGHT.  THE
HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO FALL ACROSS THE SANGRE DE
CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS WHERE 6 TO 12 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED
THROUGH TONIGHT.  TELLER COUNTY COULD SEE 4 TO 8 INCHES OF
ACCUMULATION...WHILE NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY AND THE SOUTHERN I-25
CORRIDOR OF HUERFANO AND LAS ANIMAS COUNTY COULD PICK UP 3 TO 6
INCHES.

ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE MOUNTAIN AREAS...SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO
6 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE HEAVIEST FALLING ON THE NORTHWEST
FACING SLOPES OF THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO RANGES.  THE REMAINDER OF
THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS WILL PICK UP BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES...WITH UP
TO AN INCH POSSIBLE FOR THE SAN LUIS VALLEY.

CONDITIONS WILL BE DETERIORATING QUICKLY LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THE EVENING HOURS ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR.  THIS WILL RESULT IN A
SLICK AND SNOWPACKED EVENING COMMUTE FOR SOME...PARTICULARLY ACROSS
THE PIKES PEAK REGION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY

AN ACTIVE METEOROLOGICAL PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS OVER SOUTHERN COLORADO INTO THE WEEKEND WITH CONTINUED
ACCUMULATING SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY OVER HIGHER
TERRAIN LOCATIONS DURING THIS TIME-FRAME. IN ADDITION...A
REINFORCING SHOT OF COLD AIR...PRIMARILY OVER EASTERN
SECTIONS...IS PROJECTED TO GENERATE MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
INTO AT LEAST SATURDAY.

THE UPPER WEATHER PATTERN THEN SHIFTS OVER THE WEEKEND AS ANOTHER
UPPER STORM SYSTEM BRINGS SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...TO HIGHER
TERRAIN LOCATIONS...ESPECIALLY THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS...FROM
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. THEN...NEXT STORM
SYSTEM...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING AREAS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO IMPACT SOUTHERN COLORADO FROM TUESDAY INTO NEXT
WEDNESDAY

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO TODAY AND
TONIGHT.

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