Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
645 AM MDT SAT APR 25 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-
645 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVER THE MOUNTAINS AS THE
DAY PROGRESSES. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL LIKELY BECOME WIDESPREAD
BY THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
WILL GRADUALLY MOVE ONTO THE PLAINS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. FOR THIS
EVENING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS
WHILE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE POSSIBLE
OVER THE PLAINS. A FEW STRONG STORMS COULD DEVELOP AFTER 6 PM ON THE
PLAINS...MAINLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50.

SOME SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS IN THE
MOUNTAINS. A TOTAL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 6 AM
SUNDAY. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.

THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM STORMS WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. A
FEW OF THE STRONGER STORMS ON THE PLAINS LATER TONIGHT WILL BE
CAPABLE OF WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AND HAIL UP TO 1/2 INCH IN
DIAMETER.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE OUT OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
AND ACROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH HEAVY
MOUNTAIN SNOW AND RAIN FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.

THERE WILL BE A SMALL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR STRONG AND
POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY AFTERNOON...SOUTH OF A PUEBLO
TO SPRINGFIELD LINE. ABUNDANT SHEAR AND MODEST INSTABILITY WILL
LIKELY LEAD TO THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE
PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
AND HAIL NEARING ONE INCH IN DIAMETER.

SNOW IS FORECAST OVER THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. LOCATIONS
ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WILL LIKELY SEE SEVERAL INCHES OF
SNOW. THE SAN JUAN RANGE COULD SEE HEAVY SNOW. LOCATIONS ALONG THE
EASTERN MOUNTAINS WILL SEE THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY
SNOWFALL...INCLUDING THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAIN RANGES.
SNOW LEVELS WILL LIKELY BE AROUND 7000 FEET...AND 12 TO 16 INCHES
OF HEAVY WET SNOW ARE EXPECTED. THIS WET HEAVY SNOW COULD PRODUCE
TREE DAMAGE ON TREES THAT HAVE STARTED TO LEAF OUT.

WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN IS ALSO EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
EASTERN PLAINS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. LOWER ELEVATIONS ALONG THE LEE
SLOPES OF THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS...AND THE EASTERN
PLAINS...GENERALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50...WILL SEE THE POTENTIAL
FOR UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL. RUNOFF FROM THIS RAINFALL MY
PRODUCE LOCALIZED FLOODING ISSUES...AND THIS WILL NEED TO BE
MONITORED.

DAILY AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST
OVER THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH INCREASING
CHANCES LATER IN THE WEEK. THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE
LIGHTING...GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS AND SMALL HAIL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT OVER THE ENTIRE REGION.

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