Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1142 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
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-
1142 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW...COUPLED WITH WEATHER DISTURBANCES WITHIN THE
FLOW ALOFT...WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE AREA TODAY. PERIODS
OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE...WITH THE
POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING...ESPECIALLY OVER AND NEAR THE WALDO
CANYON AND BLACK FOREST BURN SCARS IN EL PASO AND TELLER COUNTIES.

ONE OR TWO STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS WHERE HAIL UP
TO AROUND 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL WILL BE THE PRIMARY STORM THREATS.

ELSEWHERE...THUNDERSTORM THREATS WILL BE LIGHTNING...SMALL HAIL UP
TO 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER...WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH...AND HEAVY
RAINFALL.

NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO FIVE INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE
THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000
FEET...WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OCCURRING OVER THE SUMMIT OF
PIKES PEAK.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THE MAIN THREAT WITH
THUNDERSTORMS THESE DAYS WILL BE LIGHTNING...BRIEF HEAVY
RAINFALL...AND SMALL HAIL UNDER 1/2 INCH IN DIAMETER. THE HIGHER
PEAKS MAY PICK UP SOME SPOTTY LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
INCHES...PARTICULARLY ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THE COLORADO KANSAS BORDER ON THURSDAY COULD
BECOME STRONG...PRODUCING HAIL UP TO NICKEL SIZE...AND WIND GUSTS
UP TO 60 MPH.

THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL INCREASE AGAIN FOR THE SOUTHEAST
MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS ON FRIDAY...AS MOISTURE INCREASES IN UPSLOPE
FLOW BEHIND A COLD FRONT. HAIL TO AROUND 1 INCH IN DIAMETER AND
WIND GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WHICH WILL ELEVATE THE THREAT FOR FLASH
FLOODING ON BURN SCARS IN AND NEAR THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS ONCE
AGAIN.

A MORE POTENT STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE STATE OVER THE
WEEKEND. ALTHOUGH THE STORM TRACK IS STILL UNCERTAIN...THERE IS
THE POSSIBILITY FOR STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ON THE PLAINS
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...FOLLOWED BY WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION THROUGH SUNDAY. SNOW
LEVELS MAY DROP DOWN TO 8000 FEET SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
THOSE WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS OVER THE WEEKEND SHOULD STAY ADVISED
OF THE LATEST FORECASTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER MOST OF SOUTHERN
COLORADO.

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