Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
352 PM MST SUN JAN 31 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 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-
352 PM MST SUN JAN 31 2016

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM...MOVING INTO THE GREAT BASIN
REGION THIS AFTERNOON...IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE FOUR CORNERS
REGION OVERNIGHT. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SNOW TO AREAS
ALONG AND WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...WITH SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...SPREADING EAST ACROSS THE
HIGH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS THROUGH THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
PLAINS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THE STRONG STORM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE COLORADO AND NEW
MEXICO BORDER THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...BEFORE LIFTING OUT ACROSS NORTH
CENTRAL KANSAS THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY.

THIS WILL BE A HIGH IMPACT STORM....BRINGING ABUNDANT SNOWFALL
ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS TO ALL OF SOUTHERN COLORADO. STORM TOTAL
SNOWFALL ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL GENERALLY BE BETWEEN 1
AND 2 FEET...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE AT THE PEAKS.
THE PALMER DIVIDE WILL SEE OVER A FOOT OF SNOW...WITH THE
PLAINS...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50...SEEING 6 TO 12 INCHES
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE HIGH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS WILL SEE 6
TO 8 INCHES...WITH BACA COUNTY LIKELY SEEING 3 TO 6 INCHES OF
SNOW THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY.

IN ADDITION...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS...GUSTING UP TO 45 MPH AT
TIMES...WILL DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN PLAINS MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. THIS WILL PRODUCE VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS...WITH POOR VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW. SNOW WILL DIMINISH ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH LIGHT
SNOW LINGERING INTO WEDNESDAY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

A WEAK DISTURBANCE PASSING TO THE NORTH WILL BRING A QUICK SHOT OF
SNOW TO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...AND PERHAPS THE PALMER DIVIDE ON
FRIDAY. MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE NEEDED TONIGHT ACROSS ALL OF THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND I-25 CORRIDOR
REGION.

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