Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
536 AM MDT Fri Apr 21 2017

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-
536 AM MDT Fri Apr 21 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A spring storm system will bring wet snow showers to the higher
elevations through tonight. Snow levels will start out around 7000
feet this morning, rise to around 8000 feet by noon and then
lower to around 7000 feet again tonight. Local accumulations of 1
to 3 inches will be possible above the snow level. For elevations
below 8000 feet, the accumulations will mainly be less than an
inch and on grassy areas. Due to much colder temperatures, the
top of Pikes Peak could see an additional 5 to 10 inches of snow
by Saturday morning.

Thunderstorms may be embedded in the showers at times today.
The primary hazards associated with these storms will be
lightning, wind gusts to around 50 mph and local pea size hail.
If a thunderstorm happens to track over a burn scar, it could
locally enhance precipitation rates enough to cause some runoff

Tonight, it is possible that a frost will occur over parts of the
plains. Model guidance is indicating temperatures near freezing
by Saturday morning. If that is the case, then young, frost
sensitive plants will need protection. However, skies may not
clear enough for freezing temperatures to occur. If you have
frost sensitive plants, you may want to protect them just in

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Snowfall will return to the area starting Monday, and lasting
through Thursday.

Initially, a fast-moving disturbance will bring snow showers to
the central mountains on Monday. Another disturbance will cross
the state on Tuesday, bringing the threat of snow to all of the
higher terrain.

A stronger upper level low pressure system will approach the state
for Wednesday and Thursday, providing cooler air as well as a
better shot of significant new snow accumulation to the higher


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be possible through tonight above 7,000 feet.



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