Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
649 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

COZ058>089-093>099-291300-
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-
649 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM WILL SPREAD RAIN AND SNOW INTO SOUTHERN
COLORADO THIS MORNING...WITH PRECIPITATION INCREASING IN COVERAGE
AND INTENSITY AS IT SPREADS NORTH AND EAST ACROSS THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SNOW LEVELS AT AND ABOVE 8500 FEET THIS
AFTERNOON WILL FALL TO AROUND 6000 FEET LATER TONIGHT...WITH HEAVY
WET SNOW EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE LOWER EAST FACING SLOPES
ABOVE 6000-7000 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY.

HEAVY WET SNOW WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY
OVER AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN. WET AND HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATING
ON TREE BRANCHES AND POWER LINES COULD ALSO LEAD TO TREE DAMAGE
AND POWER OUTAGES.

ISOLATED STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
FAR SOUTHEAST COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON. HAIL UP TO AROUND 1 INCH IN
DIAMETER AND WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER FAR
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS AND BACA COUNTIES THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING.

ISOLATED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN THIS AFTERNOON...WHICH COULD PRODUCE SOME SMALL HAIL
AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE DAY
FRIDAY...WITH THE SNOW LEVEL GRADUALLY CLIMBING TO AROUND 7000
FEET DURING THE DAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...WHICH WILL PRODUCE
LIGHTNING AND SMALL HAIL...WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF TO SHOWERS FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH
ISOLATED RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THEN PERSISTING
THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY. BY THE TIME SNOW TAPERS TO FLURRIES
FRIDAY EVENING...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF A FOOT OR MORE WILL BE
LIKELY FOR THE MOUNTAIN AREAS...WITH UP TO 2 FEET OR MORE POSSIBLE
FOR THE HIGHER PEAKS...INCLUDING PIKES PEAK. THE UPPER ARKANSAS
RIVER VALLEY AND THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY...AS WELL AS NORTHERN EL
PASO COUNTY AND THE PALMER DIVIDE COULD PICK UP 6 INCHES TO AROUND
A FOOT OF SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE COLORADO SPRINGS AREA AND IN THE SAN LUIS
VALLEY BY MID-MORNING FRIDAY.

FOR SUNDAY INTO TUESDAY...CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED ACROSS
THE REGION...WITH LOW ELEVATION RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW
SHOWERS CONTINUING. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE
THROUGH THE PERIOD...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE ABOUT
8000 FEET.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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