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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
608 AM MDT Sat Jun 6 2020

COZ058>089-093>099-071215-
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-
608 AM MDT Sat Jun 6 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop over all of the
mountains, the valleys and the I-25 corridor region today. The
greatest severe weather threat will be straight line winds gusting
to 60 to 80 mph. However, in the mountains and valleys (especially
the San Luis Valley), a tornado or two will be possible.

The greatest risk of severe thunderstorms over the interior
mountains and valleys will be between 11 AM and 4 PM today. The
greatest risk for severe thunderstorms along the southern mountains
and I-25 corridor will be between 3 pm and 7 PM.

In addition to the severe thunderstorm threat, all of southeast and
south central Colorado will see strong gusty winds occur most of
today and early this evening. Winds gusting to 40 to 60 mph will be
common.

RED FLAG WARNINGS are in effect for all of the lower elevations
today. Cloud to ground lightning strikes over the region today will
have the potential to cause additional new fires over the area. If
you see smoke, immediately call 911. Be prepared to evacuate quickly
if a fire starts near your area, as the strong winds will cause
any fire to spread rapidly.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Critical fire weather conditions are expected for most of south
central and southeast Colorado on Sunday and Monday as windy
conditions continue into early week. However, there is some
uncertainty with the extent of critical fire weather conditions on
Monday as a cold front could aid in raising relative humidity values
above critical thresholds. Critical fire weather conditions will
once again be possible Tuesday as gusty north winds and drier air
move back into the region.

Some light snow showers are possible over and near the Palmer Divide
and central mountains Tuesday morning. Later in the week, isolated
thunderstorms are possible on Friday, mainly for the mountains and
high valleys.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
required today into early this evening. Activation may start as
early as late morning and last into the evening.

$$

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
354 AM MDT Sat Jun 6 2020

...A Red Flag Warning remains in effect from 11 AM through 8 PM
today for gusty winds, low relative humidity, high Haines
indices, dry fuels, and potential for dry lightning for fire
weather zones 226 through 237...which includes all of the
southeast plains...

...A Red Flag Warning remains in effect from 11 AM through 9 PM
Sunday for gusty winds, low relative humidity, high Haines
indices, and dry fuels for fire weather zones 220 through 222,
and 224 through 237...which includes the central mountains,
Sangre de Cristo and Wet Mountains, San Luis Valley, Wet Mountain
Valley, the I-25 corridor, and Fremont, Crowley, Otero, Bent,
eastern Las Animas, Kiowa, Prowers, and Baca Counties...

COZ220>222-224-225-070200-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0035.200607T1700Z-200608T0300Z/
Upper Arkansas River Valley Including Lake County and Chaffee
County-
Teller County/Rampart Range Including Pikes Peak and Florissant
Fossil Beds National Monument-
Fremont County Including Canon City/Howard/Texas Creek-
San Luis Valley Including Alamosa/Del Norte/Fort Garland/Saguache-
Southern Front Range Including Sangre De Cristo Mountains/Wet
Mountains/La Veta Pass-
354 AM MDT Sat Jun 6 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
SUNDAY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 220... 221...222...224 AND 225...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 220...221...222...224 and
  225.

* Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 percent.

* Impacts...Weather conditions will be favorable for rapid rates
  of fire growth and spread. Any smoldering wildfires due to
  lightning on Saturday, could grow rapidly out of control on
  Sunday.

* Haines...5.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

Hodanish



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