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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
1143 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

1143 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the South Plains...Rolling
Plains and the far Southern Texas Panhandle.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Elevated fire weather conditions are likely Thursday afternoon
across the South Plains. Much colder air this weekend may
produce a widespread light freeze for the southwest Panhandle
and northwest South Plains.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
510 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 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-
510 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

An upper level disturbance will move into the Central Mountains by
this afternoon spreading snow across the higher elevations.
Locations in the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges will likely see 1 to 4
inches by Thursday morning.  Snow will spread east into the higher
elevations of the Eastern Mountains tonight where up to 2 inches are
possible by Thursday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Snow and strong winds will continue across the central mountains
through Thursday with snowfall gradually decreasing by Thursday
evening. Snowfall totals will range from 3 to 8 inches for the
central mountains with impacts to travel expected due to icy,
snowpacked roads. The remainder of the mountains could see 1 to 4
inches of accumulation through Thursday afternoon. Isolated
thunderstorms will also be possible Thursday afternoon. This will
result in isolated heavy snow bursts in localized areas across the
mountain, while the southeast plains could see some small hail,
wind gusts to 40 mph and dangerous cloud to ground lightning.

A strong storm system is expected to take shape over the four
corners region Friday afternoon before moving slowly across New
Mexico through Saturday. This will bring the potential for a high
impact snowfall event for the mountains and adjacent plains
during this period, with the heaviest snow likely to fall late
Friday night through Saturday across the southeast mountains and
adjacent plains. This system has the potential to be colder than
the past several, with the possibility for a change over to snow
across all of the southeast plains by Saturday morning. There are
still some uncertainties regarding the storm track and timing of
its intensification, so please continue to monitor the latest
forecasts for possible watches, warnings and advisories.

Several rounds of colder temperatures will mean the potential for
sub freezing temperatures across the plains in spotty areas
Thursday night, with more widespread areas expected through the
weekend. If you have tender vegetation outside make plans to bring
them indoors or protect them.

Drier weather will return for Sunday and Monday with the potential
for another storm system for Tuesday and Wednesday.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
likely this afternoon and tonight over the Sawatch and Mosquito



Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
355 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
355 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

High winds with gusts to around 60 mph are possible from the Sandia
and Manzano mountains and Central Highlands south to southwest Chaves
County Thursday. Critical fire weather conditions are possible
Thursday along and south of Interstate 40.

A wintry storm system remains on track for Friday and Saturday. Snow
accumulations could be focused over the northeast third of New Mexico
Saturday, and freezing temperatures Saturday night will impact the
north and east.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
326 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

326 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017 /226 AM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...south
central...southwest and west central Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Day 1 Discussion

Low temperatures in the 30s may result in patchy frost across
portions of central Kansas early Thursday morning.

Day 1 Hazards
* Freeze: Limited risk

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Days 2-7 Discussion

Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible Thursday
afternoon and evening. Severe weather is unlikely.

Frost will be possible across portions of western Kansas late
Saturday night into early Sunday morning as temperatures are
expected to fall into the lower to mid 30s. Light snow is also
possible Saturday night into early Sunday morning across west
central and portions of southwest Kansas. Minimal snow
accumulations are possible.

Days 2-7 Hazards
* Thursday
  - Lightning: Limited risk
  - Freeze: Limited risk

* Friday
  - Freeze: Limited risk

* Saturday
  - Freeze: Significant risk
  - Snow: Limited risk
  - Fire weather: Limited risk

* Sunday
  - Freeze: Significant risk
  - Snow: Limited risk
  - Fire weather: Limited risk

* Monday
  - Freeze: Elevated risk

* Tuesday
  No hazards.


Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.


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