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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
226 PM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING DOWNSLOPE WINDS MAY DEVELOP IN THE
FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS OF NORTHEAST COLORADO SATURDAY NIGHT. A
POWERFUL JET STREAM SITTING JUST NORTH OF THE COLORADO STATE LINE...
COUPLED WITH A STRONG MOUNTAIN TOP INVERSION AND A HIGH AMPLITUDE
MOUNTAIN WAVE WOULD SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRONG AND VERY
GUSTY WINDS. LOOK FOR WEST WINDS OF 45 TO 70 MPH IN THE FOOTHILLS
WITH POTENTIAL GUSTS TO AS HIGH AS 90 MPH IN FOOTHILL AREAS ABOVE
9000 FEET. THESE POWERFUL DOWNSLOPE WINDS...IF THEY DEVELOP
OVERNIGHT...SHOULD WEAKEN IN MOST AREAS SUNDAY MORNING.

COZ035-036-290530-
/O.NEW.KBOU.HW.A.0015.141130T0000Z-141130T1300Z/
LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ESTES PARK...GLENDEVEY...NEDERLAND...
RED FEATHER LAKES...BAILEY...CENTRAL CITY...EVERGREEN...
GEORGETOWN...IDAHO SPRINGS...WESTCREEK
226 PM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...FROM 5 AM MDT SATURDAY AFTERNOON UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY
  MORNING

* WINDS...SUSTAINED 45 TO 65 MPH WITH POTENTIAL GUSTS TO AROUND 90
  MPH IN AREAS ROUGHLY ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...THESE POWERFUL WINDS COULD CAUSE INTERMITTENT POWER
  OUTAGES...DAMAGE TREES...ROOFS AND POWER LINES...AND POTENTIALLY
  CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. HIGH COUNTRY TRAVELERS MAY
  WANT TO DELAY TRAVEL UNTIL AFTER WINDS SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THAT STRONG AND POTENTIALLY
DAMAGING WINDS MAY OCCUR.  PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD
REMAIN ALERT TO THE POSSIBILITY OF HIGH WINDS AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE ACTION SHOULD HIGH WINDS DEVELOP.

&&

$$
BAKER


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
230 PM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

NMZ501>540-291300-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
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-
230 PM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND EAST SLOPES OF
THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS TONIGHT. SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 25 TO 40
MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 55 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

WEST WINDS WILL FURTHER STRENGTHEN OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND EAST
SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THE
POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HIGH WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65
MPH SATURDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE LIKELY SATURDAY AFTERNOON ALONG THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR FROM
CLINES CORNERS EAST TO THE TEXAS STATE LINE.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT WIND SPEEDS THROUGH THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY
CALLING 1.888.386.7637.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1030 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

COZ030>051-290530-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1030 AM MST FRI NOV 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ANOTHER MILD AND DRY DAY WILL OCCUR WITH TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE
NORMAL. WEST WINDS WILL GUST UP TO 70 MPH AT TIMES IN THE WIND
PRONE AREAS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

SATURDAY LOOKS DRY AND UNSEASONABLY WARM AGAIN...PARTICULARLY
ALONG THE EAST FACE OF THE FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS...DUE IN LARGE
PART TO STRONG AND GUSTY CHINOOK WINDS. THESE ERRATIC DOWNSLOPING
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME EVEN STRONGER SATURDAY NIGHT WITH
GUSTS POSSIBLY APPROACHING 70 MPH IN AND NEAR THE BASE OF THE
FOOTHILLS. PEOPLE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING SHOULD ANTICIPATE STRONG
AND SUDDEN CROSS WINDS. STRONG WINDS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS WILL
ALSO PRODUCE POOR VISIBILITIES DUE TO BLOWING SNOW. ON SUNDAY...A
COLD FRONT WILL BACK INTO NORTHEAST COLORADO CAUSING A STEADY FALL
IN TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE DAY. IN THE HIGH COUNTRY...WINDS WILL
REMAIN STRONG AND GUSTY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS LASTING FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING. THE MOUNTAINS COULD SEE ANOTHER SHOT OF SNOW BY MIDWEEK.
THE PLAINS HOWEVER SHOULD REMAIN DRY THROUGH THE OUTLOOK PERIOD.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
MEIER/BAKER

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
355 AM CST FRI NOV 28 2014

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-282200-
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
355 AM CST FRI NOV 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
THE WESTERN AND SOUTH-CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON SATURDAY ACROSS
WESTERN AND CENTRAL PARTS OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE...AND ON SUNDAY
ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST PART OF TEXAS PANHANDLE...DUE TO MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES BELOW 20 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25
MPH.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME.

AREA FIRE MANAGERS AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS MAINLY WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE
TEXAS PANHANDLE TODAY...SATURDAY...AND SUNDAY.

$$

COCKRELL

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