Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1139 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

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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 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-
1139 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Southwest winds gusting to around 45 mph, low humidities and dry
fuels will result in high fire danger across the I-25 corridor and
southeast plains today. Outdoor burning or any other activities
that could accidentally start a fire should be postponed.

Heavy, blowing snow will become widespread along the Continental
Divide this afternoon through tonight. Winds gusting to around 50
mph will result in poor visibility. Travel through the mountain
passes should be postponed or rerouted if possible. If you must
travel, leave early, travel slowly and don`t follow too close.
Carry winter survival gear such as food, water, extra clothes,
blankets, a shovel, flashlight, phone and portable charger.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Snow will be ongoing over the mountains Tuesday morning and will
spread eastward to the Palmer Divide by Tuesday afternoon. A cold
front will drop south through the plains Tuesday afternoon with
snow and rain showers developing behind it through the evening
hours.

Total snow accumulations from this storm will be greatest along
the Continental Divide where 10 to 20 inches is expected by
Tuesday evening. The eastern mountain ranges could see total
amounts of 4 to 8 inches above 10000 feet, with 1 to 4 inches
below. The San Luis Valley could also see a few inches of snow
mainly tonight into Tuesday. Elsewhere, spotty accumulations of an
inch or 2 will be possible but most areas will see little or no
snow with this storm.

Ahead of the cold front Tuesday afternoon, areas of Huerfano and
Las Animas Counties could see critical fire weather conditions
develop again. This is being monitored for possible fire weather
highlights.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be likely through tonight along the Continental Divide and parts
of the San Luis Valley.

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