Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1142 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

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-
1142 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Isolated thunderstorms will possible this afternoon across all of
southern Colorado with cloud to ground lightning the primary
threat. One or two storms could briefly become severe across
Kiowa, Bent, Prowers and Baca counties this afternoon where wind
gusts to around 60 mph will be possible. Some small hail up to 1/2
inch in diameter will also be possible with the stronger storms
across the lower elevations while the mountains could see
localized heavy snow bursts.

Moderate to briefly heavy wind driven snow will continue across
the central mountains this afternoon. Storm total snowfall
amounts of 3 to 8 inches are likely, with the highest amounts
along west facing slopes.

Localized freezing temperatures will be occur along the I-25
corridor tonight, particularly across northern El Paso county and
in patchy areas of eastern Pueblo county. Any tender vegetation
should be protected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A strong storm system is expected to develop over the Four
Corners region by Friday afternoon, then move slowly across New
Mexico Saturday, before pushing into southern Kansas Sunday
morning. This storm has the potential to produce a high impact
snow event over the mountains and adjacent plains from Friday
evening into Saturday night, with the heaviest snow occuring
Friday night into Saturday evening across the southeast mountains
and adjacent plains. This system continues to be colder than the
past several storm systems, with snow possible across the
majority of the southeastern Colorado plains Saturday. There are
still uncertainties regarding the storm track and timing of the
storms intensification, so please continue to monitor the latest
forecasts for additional watches, warnings and or advisories.

Colder air with this storms will also lead to below freezing
temperatures across most of southern Colorado this weekend. If
you have tender vegetation outside make plans to bring them
indoors or protect them.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible across all of south central and southeast Colorado through
this evening.



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