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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
434 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

NMZ201>241-141200-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-
Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands-
434 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Northwest winds will become breezy to windy. The strongest winds may
reach near 50 mph from the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains
southward to eastern Lincoln County.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening, accumulating snow will
occur in the mountains north of I-40. Several inches to over a foot
of new snow will be possible with the heaviest amounts in the Tusas
Mountains. The potential exists for lighter snow amounts up to an
inch at lower elevations around Taos, Cuba, Farmington and Gallup
mainly as a Pacific cold front crosses late Sunday and Sunday night.
In addition, west and southwest winds will be breezy to windy through
the weekend, causing the snow to blow and drift in the mountains.
The high terrain of the central mountain chain may experience gusts
over 60 mph Saturday night into Sunday, when wind chill readings will
bottom out in the single digits and teens in the northern mountains.
Lower elevations should experience their strongest winds on Sunday,
when gusts may reach up to 55 mph along the east slopes of the
central mountain chain and onto the adjacent high plains.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
551 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

COZ058>089-093>099-141300-
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-
551 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snow and blowing snow will occur today across the Continental Divide
region, with the heaviest snow occurring across the central
mountains. Several inches of new snow is likely. Winds gusting to
50 to 60 mph at higher elevations with gusts to 35 mph in the
valleys will occur, and this will cause significant amounts of
blowing snow.

By tonight, the snow will push east and may affect the western
sections of Teller County and the northern Sangre de Cristo
mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Significant snowfall is expected along the Continental Divide from
Saturday through Sunday. There is still some question as to
exactly how much snow will fall in the southwest mountains, but
the central mountains should generally see one to two feet of
snow.

Snow chances are expected to increase late Saturday night through
Sunday night over central and eastern Chaffee County, Fremont,
Teller, El Paso, Pueblo and Huerfano Counties, the Sangre de
Cristo and Wet Mountains and the Wet Mountain Valley. There will
be the potential for some significant snowfall amounts, but at
this time there is some uncertainty as to how much snow will fall,
and a Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for these areas.

The mountains areas will see some strong wind gusts that will lead
to blowing and drifting snow, and poor visibilities at times
through Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
likely tonight across the mountains, especially the Continental
Divide region.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
522 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-141230-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
522 AM MST Fri Dec 13 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Moderate to heavy snow will continue over the northern and central
Colorado mountains through early afternoon, before a brief lull
lessens snow rates through this evening. Expect snow to pick up in
intensity again tonight. Strong wind at pass level will also cause
blowing and drifting snow. Spotters are encouraged to report snow
totals to the NWS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Snow will pick up in intensity over the northern and central
mountains Saturday with the southern mountains seeing heavier
snowfall Saturday evening into Sunday. Snow will continue through
Sunday night before winding down Monday morning. Dry and cold
conditions will occur through mid week following the storm system.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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