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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
643 AM MDT SUN APR 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-
643 AM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A POTENT SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST COLORADO THROUGH TONIGHT...SPREADING MODERATE TO HEAVY
SNOW ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AND A RAIN SNOW MIX FOR THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS WHICH WILL QUICKLY TRANSITION OVER TO SNOW BY LATE
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO OCCUR ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. GENERALLY...8 TO 16 INCHES
OF SNOW WILL BE LIKELY BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING ATOP PIKES
PEAK...AND ACROSS TELLER COUNTY...THE WET MOUNTAINS AND THE SANGRE
DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. FIVE TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE LIKELY
ACROSS NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY. THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
MOUNTAINS WILL SEE GENERALLY 5 TO 10 INCHES...THOUGH THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE EASTERN SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO RANGES WILL SEE
AMOUNTS FROM 8 TO 15 INCHES. LOCATIONS ALONG THE I-25 CORRIDOR
WILL ALSO SEE SOME MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES
LIKELY ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY...AND ALONG THE
HIGHER TERRAIN SOUTH OF THE CITY OF PUEBLO...FROM COLORADO CITY
TO TRINIDAD...AS WELL AS LAS ANIMAS AND PORTIONS OF BACA COUNTY.
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS...SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ROADWAYS BECOMING
SLUSHY AND SLIPPERY AT TIMES DURING THE HEAVIER SNOW.

SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND POOR VISIBILITIES WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING OVER
MONUMENT HILL WHERE SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.
THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS TODAY AND TONIGHT SHOULD KEEP WEATHER
AWARE AND CONSIDER POSTPONING TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IF
YOUR TRAVEL TAKES YOU ACROSS AND NEAR THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND
CARRY A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

ADDITIONAL LOCALIZED SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO TWO INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER PRIMARILY THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS MONDAY MORNING AS A
STORM SYSTEM MOVES AWAY FROM COLORADO.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ACCUMULATING
SNOW(POTENTIALLY HEAVY AT TIMES) FROM LATER WEDNESDAY INTO
THURSDAY...PRIMARILY OVER HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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