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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
940 AM MST THU DEC 25 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-
940 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN COLORADO TODAY AND
TONIGHT. SNOW WILL INCREASE ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TODAY AND
CONTINUE TONIGHT. ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
OVER THE EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BY FRIDAY MORNING...WITH 4 TO
8 INCHES OVER THE LA GARITA...EASTERN SAWATCH AND WESTERN MOSQUITO
RANGES.

SNOW WILL SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN VALLEYS TO THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. SNOWFALL
OF 4 TO 9 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE RAMPART RANGE AND
PALMER DIVIDE TONIGHT...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS ON TOP OF PIKES
PEAK. ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A COUPLE INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS
THE VALLEYS...EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT PLAINS THROUGH
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF SOUTHERN COLORADO FRIDAY...THEN
GRADUALLY TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW FRIDAY WILL OCCUR ALONG THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE...TELLER COUNTY AND THE PALMER DIVIDE EARLY IN THE
DAY...BEFORE SHIFTING SOUTH TO THE WET AND SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 5
INCHES OVER THE MOUNTAINS...TO AN INCH OR 2 OVER MOST MOUNTAIN
VALLEYS AND ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS.

AN ARCTIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE AREA NEXT WEEK. THIS
SYSTEM WILL BRING BITTERLY COLD AIR AND LIGHT SNOW TO MUCH OF THE
REGION MONDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WILL
LIKELY FALL WELL BELOW ZERO BOTH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...WHILE
AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES REMAIN BELOW FREEZING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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