Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
659 AM MDT THU SEP 11 2014

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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-
659 AM MDT THU SEP 11 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BLAST THROUGH EASTERN COLORADO LATE TODAY
AND TONIGHT.  THE FRONT WILL BRING A VARIETY OF HAZARDOUS WEATHER TO
THE REGION INCLUDING A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...STRONG
WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN...LIGHTNING...AND EVEN THE FIRST WET
SNOWFLAKES OF THE SEASON FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET.

THE COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE PALMER DIVIDE AFTER 3 PM AND
THE REST OF EASTERN COLORADO AFTER THAT.  SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL DEVELOP ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT AT IT MOVES THROUGH.  THERE
WILL BE GOOD WIND SHEAR FOR SEVERE STORMS TODAY BUT ONLY MODEST
AMOUNTS OF CONVECTIVE ENERGY. HOWEVER...THE TWO ELEMENTS COMBINED
WILL BE ADEQUATE FOR A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. STORM THREATS TODAY WILL
INCLUDE WIND GUSTS OVER 50 MPH...HAIL NEAR 1 INCH
DIAMETER...LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND LIGHTNING.

AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT...MOST OF THE
EASTERN PLAINS WILL SEE A PERIOD OF STRONG...GUSTY WINDS.  WINDS
WILL START OUT FROM AN EASTERLY DIRECTION GUSTING TO 30 MPH THIS
AFTERNOON AND THEN SHIFT OVER TO A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION GUSTING
TO 40 MPH FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY FALL OVER THE PLAINS EAST OF THE INTERSTATE
25 CORRIDOR TONIGHT WHERE AMOUNTS UP TO AROUND 1 INCH WILL BE
POSSIBLE.  THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN COULD CAUSE SOME RUNOFF ISSUES IF
IT FALLS TOO QUICKLY OVER THE WRONG LOCATION.

AS TEMPERATURES FALL BEHIND THE COLD FRONT TONIGHT...SNOW LEVELS
WILL LOWER TO NEAR 6000 FEET OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE AND PIKES PEAK
REGION.  CONSEQUENTLY...ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET ACROSS EL PASO
AND TELLER COUNTIES COULD SEE THE FIRST WET SNOWFLAKES OF THE SEASON
OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY. THE AIR WITH THIS SYSTEM IS NOT VERY
COLD AND THE GROUND IS STILL VERY WARM...SO LITTLE ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED.  HOWEVER...THERE COULD BE SOME LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF AN
INCH OR SO ON GRASSY AREAS...WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE AROUND
WOODLAND PARK AND UP TO AROUND 3 INCHES POSSIBLE ON PIKES PEAK.

TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE 30S AND LOWER 40S OVER MOST OF
SOUTHERN COLORADO BY FRIDAY MORNING.  HOWEVER...NO FROST OR FREEZE
WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT AT THIS TIME DUE TO EXPECTED INSULATION
FROM CLOUD COVER OVER THE REGION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

EARLY FRIDAY...SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON
THE PALMER DIVIDE AND THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING PIKES PEAK. FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR
FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
TERRAIN...MAINLY ABOVE 7500 FEET.

SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THERE WILL BE A DAILY CHANCE FOR
ISOLATED STORMS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT VALLEYS...
BRINGING GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING. DURING MONDAY...THAT CHANCE
FOR ISOLATED STORMS WILL EXIST ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA...INCLUDING
THE PLAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHERN COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
TONIGHT.

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