Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1109 AM MDT WED APR 23 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-
1109 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS AFTERNOON...AS WELL AS
ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS INTO THIS EVENING. THE
PRIMARY METEOROLOGICAL THREATS WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN AN INCH.

ONE OR TWO STORMS OVER THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS COULD BECOME
STRONG FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. IF THESE
STORMS DEVELOP THEY WILL BE CAPABLE OF GENERATING HAIL TO NICKEL
SIZE AND WIND GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS...COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
LEVELS...WILL PRODUCE NEAR CRITICAL TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM TODAY ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
COLORADO PLAINS AND ALONG THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN COLORADO THIS WEEKEND.
THE SYSTEM COULD POTENTIALLY BRING SEVERAL INCHES OF WIND DRIVEN
WET SNOW TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET...WITH WIND DRIVEN RAIN OR
RAIN SHOWERS BELOW 6000 FEET. IF THE SYSTEM FOLLOWS CURRENT MODEL
TIMING...PRECIPITATION WOULD BEGIN ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...SPREAD TO THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
NIGHT...AND THEN CROSS ONTO THE PLAINS EARLY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY.

THIS STORM SYSTEM IS STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY AND IT`S TRACK REMAINS
VERY UNCERTAIN. STAY TUNED THROUGH THE WEEK FOR THE LATEST FORECAST
UPDATES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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