Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
859 AM MST TUE DEC 6 2016

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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-
859 AM MST TUE DEC 6 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AS A NEW WEATHER SYSTEM APPROACHES THE AREA TODAY...SNOW CHANCES
WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE
CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS. SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL THEN MOVE
ACROSS THE STATE TONIGHT...ALLOWING SNOW TO CONTINUE OVER THE
MOUNTAIN AREAS. SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE PALMER
DIVIDE AND TELLER COUNTY EITHER LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR THIS
EVENING...AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.

GUSTY WINDS AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WILL ALSO CAUSE AREAS OF
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...CAUSING POOR VISIBILITY OVER THE
MOUNTAIN PASSES.

EVEN THOUGH ONLY LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN NORTHERN
EL PASO COUNTY AND TELLER COUNTY...TRAVEL COULD BECOME CHALLENGING
THIS EVENING THROUGH THE WEDNESDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

THE MAIN CONCERN FOR THE REST OF THE AREA WILL BE THE VERY COLD
TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS TONIGHT ACROSS SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH
CENTRAL COLORADO. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE SINGLE
DIGITS BELOW ZERO INTO THE TEENS.

WINDS TONIGHT OVER AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OF AROUND 60 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE
MOUNTAIN AREAS...WITH GUSTY UP TO 45 MPH OVER THE ADJACENT LOWER
ELEVATIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND PIKES
PEAK REGION ON WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD SOUTHWARD
INTO THE LOWER EAST FACING SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET
MOUNTAINS DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. TEMPERATURES
WILL BE BITTER COLD WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW WILL SPREAD INTO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH PERIODIC LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...MAINLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY.

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