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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
1138 AM MDT Sat May 8 2021

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-
1138 AM MDT Sat May 8 2021

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Red Flag conditions are expected again today across the San Luis
Valley, with winds gusting over 40 mph this afternoon.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and
evening over portions of the eastern plains, mainly along and
north of a line from Colorado Springs to Lamar. Strong damaging
wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph, hail up to half dollar size and cloud
to ground lightning are the greatest risks any storms.

Outflow winds approaching 60 mph will be possible over most of
the plains late this afternoon, even in areas far away from any
thunderstorms. These winds may produce areas of blowing dust and
poor visibility, especially across the lower Arkansas Valley from
Pueblo east to the Kansas state line.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Rounds of rain and snow showers with embedded afternoon
thunderstorms will impact south central and southeast
Colorado Sunday through Tuesday with the heaviest precipitation
expected to impact the southeast mountains and plains, especially
north of highway 50. Isolated embedded thunderstorms will be
possible each day in and near the mountains with the main storm
risks being lightning, small hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter and
moderate to heavy rainfall across the lower elevations with heavy
wet snow across the higher elevations. The exception will be
across the southern Sangre De Cristo mountains and the Raton Mesa
region on Sunday where a strong to near severe storm or two will
be possible. Hail up to 1 inch in diameter and wind gusts to
around 50 mph will be possible in this area. While the risk for
burn scar flash flooding appears low, it can not be ruled out,
especially for the Spring Burn scar on Sunday.

Snowfall totals through Monday night will range from 4 to 8
inches across the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges and southeast
mountains above 8000 feet, with locally up to 12 or more across
Pikes Peak and the Wet mountains above 10000 feet. Snow levels
will drop to around 7000 feet Sunday night and down to 6000 feet
on Monday night across the Pikes Peak region with around 1 to 5
inches of snow possible through the period. This will mainly
impact grassy surfaces, with roads remaining wet or slushy at
times across the lower elevations.

Precipitation will decrease from west to east on Tuesday with
drier and warmer weather returning for late week.


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible this afternoon and early this evening across the eastern



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