Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
718 PM MDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Feet-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County Above 9000 Feet-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500 Feet-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Teller County/Rampart Range Above 7500 Feet/Pikes Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet-
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-
718 PM MDT Thu Mar 22 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Scattered light snow showers along the Continental Divide this
evening will increase in coverage and intensity through the
overnight hours, with accumulations of 1 to 5 inches, greatest
over southwest facing slopes of the Eastern San Juan Mountains,
can be expected by early Friday morning. Southwest winds will
increase to 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph overnight, causing
hazardous travel with areas of blowing and drifting snow and
reduced visibilities over the higher mountain passes of the
Continental Divide.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Snow and blowing snow will continue across Continental Divide
through the day Friday before snow diminishes and ends Friday
evening. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches, with
localized amounts up to 16 inches, will be possible by Friday
evening. The remainder of the higher terrain may see 1 to 3 inches
of new snow through Friday.

Gusty west winds of 25 to 45 mph can be expected across the Eastern
Plains late Friday morning through the early evening. These strong
winds, combined with warm temperatures, low humidity levels and
dry conditions will lead to dangerous fire weather conditions
across the Southeast Plains on Friday. Care needs to be taken to
prevent any fire starts across the area on Friday. Critical fire
weather conditions and high fire danger will remain possible
across much of Southeastern Colorado Saturday and again on Sunday.

Another round of light to moderate accumulating snow will be possible
later Sunday night through Monday across the Continental Divide,
with rain and snow showers spreading across the rest of the higher
terrain through I-25 Corridor and Eastern Plains Monday night and


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
likely along the Continental Divide tonight.



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