Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
624 AM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

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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-
624 AM MST SAT NOV 22 2014

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 SPREAD SNOW INTO THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT WITH SNOW BECOMING HEAVY
AT TIMES AFTER MIDNIGHT.  THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS THE
SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO RANGES WHERE 4 TO 8 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE BY
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.  TWO TO 4 INCHES WILL FALL ACROSS THE
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...AND 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL FALL ACROSS THE HIGHER
PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND PIKES PEAK BY EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING.  STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH AT TIMES WILL RESULT IN AREAS OF BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITIES ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN PASSES
THROUGH TONIGHT.

LOCAL AREAS ALONG THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS WILL SEE
WEST WINDS GUSTING TO 50 TO 60 MPH AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY LATE THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A PROLONGED SNOW IS FORECAST...MAINLY ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...LASTING INTO TUESDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL OCCUR...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN
OF LAKE AND CHAFFEE COUNTIES. IN ADDITION...WEST TO NORTHWEST
WINDS ARE FORECAST TO GUST TO 50 TO 60 MPH ACROSS THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THESE WINDS WILL BRING AREAS
OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES...WHICH WILL CAUSE
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE LIKELY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS.

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