Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
628 AM MDT SAT MAY 2 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-
628 AM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL BRING A ROUND OF AFTERNOON AND
EVENING THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA TODAY.  THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD
DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS BY EARLY AFTERNOON...AND THEN SPREAD EAST
ACROSS THE PLAINS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING.

PRIMARY STORM THREATS TODAY WILL BE LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS TO
AROUND 50 MPH.  HOWEVER...A FEW STORMS COULD PRODUCE WIND GUSTS TO
AROUND 60 MPH AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

ELEVATIONS ABOVE 10000 FEET COULD SEE LOCAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AN
INCH OR 2 FROM SNOW SHOWERS OR THUNDERSNOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL INCREASES ON SUNDAY. STORMS WILL INITIALLY
DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN
SPREAD ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THE PRIMARY STORM THREATS FOR MOST AREAS WILL BE LIGHTNING AND
GUSTY WINDS.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL INCREASE
FURTHER ACROSS THE REGION AS A MAJOR UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE
MOVES THROUGH. STORMS ON THESE DAYS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR
HAIL AN INCH OR MORE IN DIAMETER...WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR
MORE...AND HEAVY RAINFALL. AREA BURN SCARS MAY NEED TO BE
MONITORED...ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL DECREASE
ACROSS THE PLAINS BUT CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND PALMER
DIVIDE. PRIMARY STORM THREATS BOTH DAYS WILL BE LIGHTNING AND
GUSTY WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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