Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
309 PM MDT Tue May 15 2018

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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-
309 PM MDT Tue May 15 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

The best chances for thunderstorms today, look like they will be
over the southern I-25 corridor, the Pikes Peak region, and the
far eastern plains. Storms over the southern I-25 corridor and
over the far southeast plains, will have the greatest potential to
produce severe weather, with the primary threats being quarter
size hail, 60 mph winds, and locally heavy rain. All thunderstorms
will be capable of producing deadly lightning.

Elsewhere, isolated thunderstorms will be possible through this
evening. The primary threats from these storms will be lightning
and wind gusts to around 50 mph.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

High fire danger will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening
over the Eastern San Juan, La Garita and Sangre de Cristo
mountains and over Las Animas county. Gusty winds, low humidities
and dry fuels, are expected to combine to produce the critical
fire weather conditions in these areas.

Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will return across
the area for Wednesday through Friday. The main threat from storms
will be lightning, small hail and gusty outflow winds up to 40
mph. There could be the potential for a couple severe storms late
Thursday afternoon and in the evening over the far southeast
plains, with quarter size hail and 60 mph winds being the main
threats.

Isolated to scattered showers thunderstorms will be possible
across the southeast mountains and adjacent plains Saturday and
Sunday. Lightning, wind gusts up to 50 mph and small hail may
accompany these thunderstorms.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible through this evening over the eastern mountains and
southeast plains, particularly along the Raton Mesa and across the
the Pikes Peak Region.

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