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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
413 AM MDT Tue Mar 21 2023

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-
413 AM MDT Tue Mar 21 2023

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Moderate to heavy snow will taper off this morning along the
Continental Divide, becoming light from mid morning into early
afternoon. Snow will once again become heavy this afternoon and
overnight. The heaviest snowfall is expected over the San Juan
Range, where 1 to 3 feet are possible through Wednesday morning.
Around a foot of new snow is possible over the Central and Eastern
Mountains through Wednesday morning.

A few wind gusts to near 50 mph are possible along the lee slopes of
the Eastern Mountains, into the Interstate 25 corridor late tonight.

Near critical fire weather conditions are possible this afternoon
across portions of the Plains due to low humidity and gusty winds.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Moderate to heavy snow is expected to continue through Wednesday
night across the Continental Divide. Blowing snow could decrease
visibility and lead to dangerous travel conditions, especially
through mountain passes. Very strong winds, blowing dust, and high
fire danger are expected Wednesday across the Plains. Southwest
winds, gusting 50 to 60 mph, and possibly stronger, will combine
with humidity values near 15 percent to produce the dangerous fire
weather conditions. The strong winds may also produce blowing dust,
reducing visibility on area highways. Strong cross winds are
possible on north-south oriented highways.

Light to moderate snow is expected over the Mountains Friday into
early next week. The best chances for snow along the Eastern
Mountains and southern Interstate 25 corridor could be Saturday


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



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