Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1116 AM MST FRI FEB 20 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-
1116 AM MST FRI FEB 20 2015

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL CROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.  SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS BY SATURDAY MORNING...WITH THE LIGHTER AMOUNTS
IN THE VALLEYS AND THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS ON THE PEAKS.

LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR 2 WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE PIKES
PEAK REGION THIS EVENING...INCLUDING TELLER AND NORTHERN EL PASO
COUNTIES.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHERN COLORADO...ANY SHOWERS WILL BE SPOTTY
AND LIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

ON SATURDAY FAVORABLE MOISTURE AND WINDS WILL BRING SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS TO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...PIKES PEAK AND TELLER
COUNTY AND EL PASO COUNTY...ESPECIALLY NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY.
THERE IS ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR KIOWA COUNTY TO SEE A FEW INCHES
OF SNOW ON SATURDAY. THE REST OF THE FORECAST AREA SHOULD JUST SEE
SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS DURING THE DAY.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST TO INCREASE
OVER THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS AND MOUNTAINS. THE FAR SOUTHEAST PLAINS
WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS...AS WILL THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS. SNOW CHANCES ACROSS
THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA AND THE SAN LUIS VALLEY
WILL LIKELY INCREASE LATER IN THE DAY SUNDAY.

PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF OVER THE I-25 CORRIDOR AND
SOUTHEAST PLAINS ON MONDAY...WITH THE MOUNTAINS STILL EXPECTED TO
SEE SOME SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

THOUGH THERE IS STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL
IMPACTS SHOULD BE ANTICIPATED IN SOME LOCATIONS THIS WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND PIKES PEAK REGION THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

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