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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
652 AM MST MON FEB 1 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-
652 AM MST MON FEB 1 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY
AND TONIGHT.  THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL ALONG THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE SAN JUAN RANGE.  PERIODS OF LIGHT TO
MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING ACROSS THE PLAINS.  AS THE
STORM STRENGTHENS ACROSS THE AREA...MORE WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS.  AREAS ALONG THE
INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR...AND GENERALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 WILL SEE
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  SNOW WILL
DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY
THAT A BAND OF HEAVY SNOW MAY DROP SOUTH OVER THE FAR EASTERN
PLAINS NEAR THE KANSAS BORDER LATE TONIGHT.

IN ADDITION TO THE SNOWFALL...A COLD FRONT WILL BRING STRONG
NORTHERLY WINDS TO THE PLAINS BY THIS EVENING.  THIS WILL COMBINE
WITH THE SNOW TO PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND DRIFTING.

AS FAR AS SNOWFALL TOTALS...THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED OVER
THE MOUNTAINS WHERE UPWARDS OF 2 TO 4 FEET ARE POSSIBLE.  LOCATIONS
OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE SHOULD ALSO DO WELL WITH 10 TO 15 INCHES. THE
INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR AND AREAS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 WILL GENERALLY
SEE 6 TO 12 INCHES.  AREAS FURTHER SOUTHEAST AND NEAR THE KANSAS
BORDER WILL SEE THE LOWEST AMOUNTS...BUT SNOWFALL COULD BE HIGHER IF
A BAND CAN DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT. FOR MORE DETAILS ON SNOW
TOTALS...SEE THE WINTER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS.

IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL LIKELY BE IMPASSABLE DUE TO HEAVY
SNOWFALL...REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SNOW DRIFTS.  BE PREPARED FOR
DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES.  LOCATIONS OVER
THE PLAINS...INCLUDING HIGHWAY 50 AND INTERSTATE 25 WILL SEE SLICK
ROADWAYS THIS MORNING DUE TO THE SNOW OVERNIGHT AND FREEZING OF
WATER DUE TO COOLER TEMPERATURES. CONDITIONS SHOULD DETERIORATE BY
LATE MORNING DUE TO HEAVIER SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. NEAR ZERO
VISIBILITIES AND SNOW DRIFTS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOR MOST AREA HIGHWAYS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

EXPECT LINGERING SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS THE FAR
SOUTHEAST PLAINS TUESDAY MORNING. GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO CONTINUE
NEAR THE KANSAS BORDER EARLY THURSDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING IN THE
AFTERNOON.

A COUPLE OF WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTHEAST COLORADO
FRIDAY AND AGAIN SUNDAY...BRINGING A CHANCE OF SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE LIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT OVER ALL OF SOUTHERN COLORADO.

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