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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
630 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

COZ058>089-093>099-211230-
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-
630 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A late season storm system will spread rain and higher elevation
snow south and west across south central and southeast Colorado this
afternoon, with heavy wet snowfall expected across the higher terrain
from later this afternoon which will continue through tonight.

Snowfall of 8 to 18 inches will be possible across the higher
elevations Fremont county into the Pikes Peak and Palmer Divide
region through tonight, with 3 to 8 inches of snow across southern
El Paso county, including Colorado Springs. Snowfall of 6 to 12
inches will be possible across the higher terrain of Lake and
Chaffee counties, with snowfall of 3 to 9 inches possible across the
mid and upper Arkansas River valley, as well as the northern Sangre
de Cristo and Wet Mountains, and the Wet Mountain Valley. The wet
and heavy snow could cause hazardous travel conditions across the
higher terrain this evening and into tonight, along with damage to
trees and power lines, leading to possible power outages tonight.

Further south and west in the San Luis Valley, gusty southwest winds
and continued warm and dry conditions will create critical fire
weather conditions once again, with current Red Flag Warning
remaining in tact from noon to 7 pm.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

The late season snowstorm will continue through Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday morning, there is the potential for temperatures below
freezing over portions of the eastern plains and Interstate 25
corridor. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are possible Sunday
through Wednesday as a series of weather disturbances move over
the region.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be likely over portions of the region.

$$

23/06



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