Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
325 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Feet-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County Above 9000 Feet-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500 Feet-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Teller County/Rampart Range Above 7500 Feet/Pikes Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet-
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-
325 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Strong and locally damaging winds will continue this evening and
overnight across the Wet Mountains, Sangre De Cristo mountains and
the adjacent lower elevations. West to southwest winds could gust
up to 85 mph across the higher peaks and eastern slopes of these
mountains...with gusts to around 65 mph across the adjacent lower
elevations of the Wet Mountain Valley and Huerfano county.

Snow and wind will increase across the Continental Divide tonight
with the heaviest snow impacting the Eastern San Juan mountains
overnight.  Up to 5 inches of wind driven snow will be possible
across the eastern San Juans by morning with additional heavy snow
expected Monday and Monday night.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Snow, heavy at times, will continue in the mountains through
Tuesday morning. Winds gusting to around 60 mph will cause
widespread blowing and drifting snow and poor visibilities through
the mountain passes. The heaviest snow will fall over the eastern
San Juan Mountains where up to around 2 feet of snow is expected
by Tuesday morning. The La Garita, eastern Sawatch and Mosquito
Ranges farther north could see up to a foot of snow with locally
higher amounts possible particularly over the Sawatch range. The
higher terrain of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Pikes Peak
could see 4 to 8 inches of snow.

Across the valleys and plains, amounts will be much less. The San
Luis valley could see an inch or 2 of snow. The Upper Arkansas and
Wet Mountain Valleys could see maybe an inch of snow. The plains,
particularly over the Pikes Peak Region, could see some snow showers
move across Monday night into early Tuesday. However, any accumulations
should be pretty spotty and light, generally coming in well under
an inch.

Very strong winds will continue across the region on Monday.
Across the higher elevations and east facing slopes of the Sangre
De Cristo and Wet mountains, gusts to around 80 mph will be
possible. Along the southern I-25 corridor gusts up to 65 mph will
be possible through late morning.

Another weather system could impact the region late in the week,
bringing another chance of snow to the area. However, details of
the storm are very uncertain at this time due to a high level of
variability in models.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be likely tonight across the mountains and southern I-25 corridor.



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