Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
622 AM MST SAT DEC 13 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-
622 AM MST SAT DEC 13 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

DENSE FOG...DROPPING VISIBILITY BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES...WILL
BE FOUND ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS...FROM PUEBLO
EASTWARD...THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.  COMMUTERS ARE URGED TO
LEAVE EARLY...TRAVEL SLOWLY...USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS...AND BE
PREPARED FOR SUDDEN STOPS.

THIS AFTERNOON...SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE.  THIS EVENING...SNOW WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD ALONG THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND BEGIN TO SPREAD TO THE EASTERN MOUNTAIN
RANGES.  SNOW WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD ALONG THE EASTERN MOUNTAIN
RANGES BY SUNDAY MORNING...WITH A FEW RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS
STARTING TO SHOW UP OVER THE VALLEYS AND IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT
PLAINS.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO
10 INCHES BY SUNDAY MORNING.  FOR THE VALLEYS AND EASTERN MOUNTAIN
RANGES...ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE SANGRE
DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET..TO LESS THAN 2 INCHES
ELSEWHERE.  LITTLE OR NO SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE PLAINS BY
SUNDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS NORTHERN NEW MEXICO INTO
THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES THROUGH SUNDAY...BRINGING THE
POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS. THERE WILL
ALSO BE THE CHANCE FOR A RAIN SNOW MIX ACROSS THE FAR EASTERN
PLAINS SUNDAY EVENING.

ANOTHER LARGE UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO CROSS THE
STATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...PRODUCING AN ADDITIONAL
OPPORTUNITY FOR MOUNTAIN SNOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY THIS MORNING FOR THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS...AND LATER TODAY AND
TONIGHT FOR THE MOUNTAINS.

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