Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
612 AM MST SUN DEC 21 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-
612 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE TODAY ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...AND WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW CAN
BE EXPECTED OVER LAKE AND WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTIES...WITH SEVERAL
INCHES OF ACCUMULATION OVER WESTERN AND NORTHERN SAGUACHE COUNTY.
GENERALLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE EASTERN SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS...CENTRAL AND EASTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...PRODUCING VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ACROSS
THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY...WILL SLOWLY WIND DOWN
MONDAY NIGHT...AS A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM CONTINUES TO TRANSLATE
ACROSS THE ROCKIES. STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET
REMAIN IN THE OFFING ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE EASTERN
SAWATCH AND WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGES WITH OTHER AREAS ALONG THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF LAKE COUNTY SEEING
SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OR MORE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.
SOME WIND DRIVEN SNOWFALL ALSO REMAINS POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...AS A STRONG COLD
FRONT MOVES ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO.

STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS ON
TUESDAY...AS THE STRONG JET STREAM OVERHEAD PUSHES EAST ACROSS
EASTERN COLORADO.

FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND NIGHT...ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS
THE ROCKIES COULD BRING SOME GENERALLY LIGHT SNOWFALL TO THE
AREA. HOWEVER...FORECAST CONFIDENCE REMAINS LOW...AS THE TRACK OF
THIS WEATHER SYSTEM IS STILL UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME. STAY TUNED TO
YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO FOR THE LATEST FORECAST
UPDATES ON THIS POTENTIAL CHRISTMAS SNOWFALL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY TONIGHT OVER LAKE COUNTY...CHAFFEE COUNTY...WESTERN AND
NORTHERN SAGUACHE COUNTY...THE LA GARITA AND EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.

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