Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
622 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

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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-
622 AM MDT Thu May 18 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There will be multiple weather concerns today and tonight.  Wet snow
will fall above 6500 to 7000 feet with several inches of
accumulation possible, especially above 8000 feet.  The Continental
Divide and Pikes Peak Region above 8000 feet will see the greatest
accumulations today with generally 4 to 8 inches expected in these
areas.  Generally 1 to 3 inches could fall down to the 6500 foot
level, mainly on grassy areas.  The remaining mountains of southeast
Colorado could also see local accumulations of 1 to 3 inches today.
Tonight more snow could fall above 6500 to 7000 feet across southern
Colorado.  Several more inches could accumulate above 8000 feet with
additional lighter accumulations possible below.

This afternoon, there is a risk of severe thunderstorms across the
southeast plains, east of the I-25 corridor.  The primary concerns
are large hail and damaging winds but there is also risk of a
tornado.  According to high resolution model runs, storms could fire
over the plains east of the I-25 corridor early in the afternoon and
then track northeastward.

Another concern today will be the potential for training, heavy rain
showers over area burn scars.  The Waldo Canyon Burn scar will
probably be spared from the threat as most of the precipitation
there will likely fall as snow.  However, the more southern scars,
such as the Junkins and Hayden Pass scars, may be at greater risk of
rain showers which could lead to problems.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Daily rounds of isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms,
as well as higher terrain snow at times is expected from Friday into
Wednesday with higher terrain locations on Friday having the
highest potential of noting several additional inches of snow.

In regards to thunderstorms, the primary storm threats include
locally heavy rainfall, lightning, wind gusts around 50 mph at
times and hail generally under one inch in diameter.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
likely through tonight across southern Colorado.

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