Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
557 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 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-
557 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Critical fire weather conditions will develop across a large portion
of southeast and south central Colorado, with humidity values between
10 and 15 percent, and 23 to 33 knot sustained winds, gusting up to
40 to 45 knots. Areas of blowing dust may cause reduced visibilities
at times this afternoon and evening across portions of the southeast

Snow showers will develop across the continental divide this
evening, with a few inches of accumulation expected by Friday
morning. In the eastern mountains, a couple inches of snow
accumulation is possible overnight.

Thunderstorms will be possible this evening over the mountains and
high valleys. The main threats will be lightning, small hail, and
gusty outflow winds. Isolated heavy snow showers could occur over
the mountains this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A storm system, capable of producing gusty winds, cooler
temperatures, primarily lower terrain rain and higher terrain
snow is expected to impact the area into Saturday. Higher terrain
locations have the potential of experiencing heavy snow at times
with this event, therefore a Winter Storm Watch has been issued
for these locations.

In addition, localized thunderstorms, capable of producing brief
periods of moderate to heavy precipitation, hazardous lightning,
gusty winds and small hail will be possible Friday and Saturday.

Please stay tuned to your National Weather Service in Pueblo for
the latest updates on this incoming system.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
likely over the mountains along the Continental Divide tonight, and
will be possible over the eastern mountains and high valleys.


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