Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1156 AM MDT THU MAY 21 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-
1156 AM MDT THU MAY 21 2015

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING...WITH THE MAIN STORM THREATS BEING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...ON
TOP OF ALREADY SATURATED SOILS ACROSS THE AREA...WILL LEAD TO THE POTENTIAL
FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING THROUGH TONIGHT.

RIVERS...STREAMS AND CREEKS ACROSS THE AREA CONTINUE TO RUN FAST AND
HIGH...DUE TO ABUNDANT RAIN OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS. RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS
CONTINUE FOR THE ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR AVONDALE...LA JUNTA AND LAS ANIMAS.
EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE USED NEAR THE WATER BANKS...AS THE FAST FLOWS
AND SATURATED SOILS MAY CAUSE BANK EROSION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER WATER
ON ROADWAYS...DO NOT DRIVE INTO THE WATER...TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN.

SNOW WILL FALL ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT...WITH ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED GENERALLY AT OR ABOVE 10000
FEET. SNOW FALL OF 4 TO 8 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF
THE PEAKS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE
FAR EASTERN PLAINS. DIME SIZE HAIL AND LIGHTNING ARE THE PRIMARY
THREATS.

A DRYLINE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER EASTERN
COLORADO WITH STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. HAIL LARGER
THAN ONE INCH IS POSSIBLE...AND SHEAR PROFILES INDICATE A SMALL
TORNADO THREAT.

SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. GIVEN THAT GROUNDS ARE SATURATED AND RIVERS/STREAMS ARE
RUNNING HIGH...ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO FLASH
FLOODING ACROSS THE AREA.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS.
LOCATIONS ABOVE 10000 FEET COULD SEE A FEW INCHES OF SNOW
ACCUMULATION THROUGH THE DAYS 2 THROUGH 7 TIME PERIOD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
POSSIBLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

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