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

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND THE PIKES PEAK REGION HAVE THE POTENTIAL
TO EXPERIENCE GENERALLY LIGHT PRECIPITATION TONIGHT. IN
ADDITION...LAKE COUNTY AS WELL AS THE MOUNTAIN AREAS OF CHAFFEE
COUNTY WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA THIS WEEKEND AND
INTO MONDAY. A BAND OF SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN
BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER EL PASO AND TELLER COUNTIES...AND
CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED
TO EXPAND EASTWARD SATURDAY NIGHT TO INCLUDE NORTHERN
CROWLEY...KIOWA AND PROBABLY PROWERS COUNTIES. THERE IS STILL SOME
UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW MUCH SNOW MAY FALL SATURDAY NIGHT OVER THE
REST OF THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS AND MOUNTAINS...AS FORECAST MODELS
ARE NOT IN GOOD AGREEMENT...BUT THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW.

SNOW WILL BE ONGOING THROUGH SUNDAY OVER THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS AND
MOUNTAINS...WITH A FEW TO SEVERAL MORE INCHES OF SNOW BEING
POSSIBLE. SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL ALSO SPREAD TO THE SOUTHWEST AND
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS ON SUNDAY AND WILL PROBABLY BRING A FEW TO
SEVERAL INCHES TO THE SAN LUIS VALLEY.

SNOW IS FORECAST TO WIND DOWN ON MONDAY OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS
AND I-25 CORRIDOR...BUT IS EXPECTED TO STILL BRING SEVERAL MORE
INCHES TO THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS.

THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO SEE SOME LIGHT
SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY...BUT THEN DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
AREA ON WEDNESDAY. A NEW WEATHER SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE INTO
THE AREA ON THURSDAY...BRINGING SNOW TO MOST OF THE AREA THAT WILL
CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE LIKELY OVER THE CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER PIKES PEAK AND PORTIONS OF TELLER COUNTY AND
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY.

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