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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
611 AM MST SUN NOV 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-
611 AM MST SUN NOV 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL ALONG THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE TODAY WHERE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH WILL
RESULT IN AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAIN
PASSES. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL THIS MORNING...WITH A BRIEF LULL
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN LATER
TONIGHT AS ANOTHER DISTURBANCE APPROACHES. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 10 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT WITH THE
HEAVIEST FALLING ALONG THE NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES OF THE SAWATCH
AND MOSQUITO RANGES.

MEANWHILE...A QUICK MOVING COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH SOUTHEAST
COLORADO THIS MORNING SPREADING A ROUND OF SNOW AND MIXED RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS.  A QUICK 2-4
INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY...PARTICULARLY FOR THE
NORTHEAST FACING SLOPES OF THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS...MONUMENT
HILL...THE NORTHERN SLOPES OF THE RATON RIDGE...AND THE SOUTHERN I-
25 CORRIDOR. LOCAL AREAS MAY RECEIVE UP TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS
THE WET MOUNTAINS AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL DIMINISH FOR MOST AREAS THIS AFTERNOON...BUT
LINGERING INSTABILITY BEHIND THE SYSTEM WILL KEEP ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE LATE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.  SOME BRIEF BUT LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW
BURSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH SOME OF THESE BEFORE THEY DIMINISH
OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO SIX INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE
MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS OF LAKE
OF CHAFFEE COUNTIES FROM MONDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. IN
ADDITION...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AT
TIMES ARE ALSO PROJECTED TO IMPACT HIGHER TERRAIN LOCATIONS OF
THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE DURING THIS TIME-FRAME. THE COMBINATION OF
SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING AREAS OF BLOWING
SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES FROM MONDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...WHICH
IS PROJECTED TO CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN
LOCATIONS...ESPECIALLY OVER LAKE AND CHAFFEE COUNTIES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT IN AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS.

$$



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