Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
617 AM MDT MON APR 25 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 9000FT-
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 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY  ABOVE 8500FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500FT/PIKE`S 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 VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FEET-
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-
617 AM MDT MON APR 25 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING ACROSS FREMONT...SOUTHERN EL PASO...PUEBLO....HUERFANO AND
WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES. IN THESE AREAS...THE FUELS ARE DRY AND
THE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL BELOW 15 PERCENT...AND THE WINDS
WILL BECOME GUSTY.

THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING THERE WILL BE A CHANCE FOR SOME ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS...WITH SOME STORMS
POSSIBLY DEVELOPING OR MOVING OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS
THIS EVENING. THE MAIN THUNDERSTORM THREATS WILL BE DANGEROUS CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH...HOWEVER STRONGER
STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SMALL HAIL.

THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN AREAS ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE COULD SEE ONE
TO THREE INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE AREA TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AND WILL REMAIN
POSSIBLE OVER AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREATS FROM THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE LIGHTNING
AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH...HOWEVER SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS
COULD ALSO PRODUCE SMALL HAIL. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...GENERALLY
AT OR ABOVE 9000 FEET.

BETTER CHANCES FOR WIDESPREAD RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW WILL
BE POSSIBLE FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY...AS
ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO SLOWLY MOVE ACROSS THE
REGION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN
AREAS.

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