Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
611 AM MDT WED AUG 27 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-
611 AM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY...FREMONT...TELLER AND
EL PASO COUNTIES WILL LIKELY SEE THE BEST CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS
TODAY AND THIS EVENING.  THUNDERSTORM THREATS TODAY WILL BE
DANGEROUS LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH. SMALL HAIL WILL
ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS. LOCALLY HEAVY
RAIN WILL BE A THREAT...ESPECIALLY ON BURN SCARS AND IN URBAN AREAS.
ONE OR TWO STORMS THIS AFTERNOON COULD BECOME MARGINALLY
SEVERE...MAINLY IN LOCATIONS EAST OF A LINE FROM MONUMENT TO LA
JUNTA...AND SOUTHWARD TO THE SOUTHERN COLORADO BORDER.

SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER PEAKS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER AND NEAR
THE HIGHER TERRAIN THURSDAY WITH STORMS SPREADING ACROSS THE EASTERN
PLAINS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AS AN UNSEASONABLY COOL
UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MOVE ACROSS THE STATE. THE
MAIN STORM THREATS ON THURSDAY WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...WITH HAIL UP TO ONE INCH IN DIAMETER
POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
ACROSS THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PEAKS ON THURSDAY.

WARMER AND DRIER AIR WILL START TO MOVE INTO THE AREA ON FRIDAY
WHICH WILL CONTINUE INTO THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THERE
WILL...HOWEVER...BE ENOUGH MOISTURE TO SUPPORT SOME ISOLATED
AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY OVER AND NEAR THE
HIGHER TERRAIN.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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