Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
602 AM MST Wed Feb 22 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-
602 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong winds, low humidities and dry fuels will result in another
day of high fire danger across the plains. The severity of
today`s conditions will exceed yesterday`s by a large margin,
being much more widespread and extreme. Burning or any other
activities that could accidentally start a fire should be
postponed.

Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be possible over the area today,
especially in and near the mountains. Winds in this range may
limit visibilities locally due to blowing dust and debris.
Additionally, they can lead to hazardous travel conditions,
particularly for high profile vehicles.

Precipitation through tonight will be confined to snow showers
along the Continental Divide. Local accumulations of 1 to 3 inches
will be possible along the Divide by Thursday morning. Winds
gusting to 50 mph at times will cause areas of blowing snow and
poor visibilities, resulting in hazardous travel at times through
the mountain passes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Snow is expected across the higher terrain Thursday through early
Friday, with more significant snowfall forecast for the
Continental Divide. Another round of snow will return to the
Continental Divide for Saturday through Tuesday, with the focus
area expected to be the central mountains.

Breezy, warm and dry conditions will lead to increased fire
danger across the Interstate 25 corridor and portions of the
southeastern Colorado plains on Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible through tonight along the Continental Divide.

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