Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1201 PM MDT Thu May 17 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-
1201 PM MDT Thu May 17 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Isolated thunderstorms will develop over the eastern plains near
the Kansas border this afternoon and evening. The main threats
from most storms will be lightning, hail up to nickel size and
gusty winds to around 50 mph. However, one or two storms could
become severe, producing hail up to half dollar size and wind
gusts over 60 mph. The most likely area for severe weather today
is along and east of a line from Eads through Lamar and

The fire danger will be high this afternoon and evening over the
southwest mountains, El Paso county, and portions of western Las
Animas county. Gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels in these
areas will result in critical fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Isolated to scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms are
expected Friday, with the primary focus areas being El Paso
County, Teller County and the central mountains. The main threat
from most storms will small hail, gusty winds up to 50 mph, and
lightning. However, a few storms over El Paso County could turn
severe produce hail up to the size of half dollars, wind gusts to
60 mph and heavy rainfall.

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

Thunderstorms will become more isolated in nature Monday and
Tuesday, and mainly tied to the higher terrain and immediately
adjacent plains. The main threat with storms will be lightning,
small hail and gusty winds up to 40 mph.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be possible this afternoon and evening over the far southeast



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