Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
551 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

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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-
551 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snow and blowing snow will occur today across the Continental Divide
region, with the heaviest snow occurring across the central
mountains. Several inches of new snow is likely. Winds gusting to
50 to 60 mph at higher elevations with gusts to 35 mph in the
valleys will occur, and this will cause significant amounts of
blowing snow.

By tonight, the snow will push east and may affect the western
sections of Teller County and the northern Sangre de Cristo
mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Significant snowfall is expected along the Continental Divide from
Saturday through Sunday. There is still some question as to
exactly how much snow will fall in the southwest mountains, but
the central mountains should generally see one to two feet of
snow.

Snow chances are expected to increase late Saturday night through
Sunday night over central and eastern Chaffee County, Fremont,
Teller, El Paso, Pueblo and Huerfano Counties, the Sangre de
Cristo and Wet Mountains and the Wet Mountain Valley. There will
be the potential for some significant snowfall amounts, but at
this time there is some uncertainty as to how much snow will fall,
and a Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for these areas.

The mountains areas will see some strong wind gusts that will lead
to blowing and drifting snow, and poor visibilities at times
through Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
likely tonight across the mountains, especially the Continental
Divide region.

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