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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
452 AM MDT Mon Mar 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-
452 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Rain and higher elevations snow showers will develop across the
Continental Divide this afternoon, with showers spreading east
across the high mountains valleys through the eastern plains
tonight. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches will be possible over
the higher terrain tonight, with the greatest amounts expected
across the Southwest and Central mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

A strong early Spring storm will affect the region Tuesday and
Wednesday. This storm will have the potential to bring a couple of
strong thunderstorms to the region Tuesday afternoon. Wind gusts
to 45 mph and small hail will be possible along with cloud to
ground lightning. Locally heavy rain will be possible. Any heavy
rain that falls on any of the burn scars across the region will
have the potential to cause flash flooding.

This storm is expected to bring heavy snow to the mountains,
especially the mountains adjacent to the plains. Deep upslope
flow is likely by late Tuesday afternoon, and heavy snow is
expected from late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday. Snowfall
amounts will likely range between 2 and 3 feet in the Wet and
Sangre De Cristo mountains, along with the higher elevations in
the Pikes Peak region.The rest of the mountains and higher valleys
will also see snow, but the amounts will be less.

There is also a good chance that the snow will reach down to
lower elevations, possibly reaching down as low as 4000 feet. Some
snow will be possible in all of the cities along the I-25
corridor. There is still a lot  of uncertainty on how low the
rain/snow line will get. There is a very good chance that
significant accumulating snow will fall across northern El Paso
county Tuesday night into early Wednesday.

Another potentially significant Spring storm is forecast to
affect all of the region Friday and Saturday. This storm will also
have the potential to bring heavy snow to the mountains and the
higher elevations on the Plains. Thunder, some possibly strong,
will be possible on Friday on the plains.

PLease stay abreast of the latest weather forecast during this
week as the weather is forecast to become quite active.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible across the higher terrain tonight.



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