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HWOPUB  
 
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO  
446 PM MST SAT FEB 17 2018  
 
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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-  
446 PM MST SAT FEB 17 2018  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST  
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TONIGHT  
 
STRONG AND DAMAGING DOWNSLOPE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER  
AND ALONG WITH LEE SLOPES OF SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS,  
AND THE RAMPART RANGE, LATER TONIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY MORNING.  
WESTERLY WINDS OVER THE HIGH ELEVATIONS COULD SEE GUSTS UP TO 80  
MPH, WHILE WINDS ALONG THE LEE SLOPES GENERALLY WEST OF INTERSTATE  
25, COULD SEE GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.  
 
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY  
 
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM LATE  
SUNDAY MORNING INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS ALL OF THE SOUTHEAST  
PLAINS AND FREMONT COUNTY. NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  
WILL BE POSSIBLE ONCE AGAIN ON MONDAY, MAINLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN  
I-25 CORRIDOR INTO SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF BACA COUNTY.  
 
HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL AFFECT THE MOUNTAINS FROM SUNDAY  
NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE  
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS, WITH 8 TO 14 INCHES EXPECTED FOR THE EASTERN  
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, ALONG WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 20 INCHES  
IN FAVORED SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES. THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY  
WILL SEE SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES, WITH THE LA GARITA MOUNTAINS,  
THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS AND THE MOSQUITO RANGE SEEING SNOWFALL  
OF 4 TO 9 INCHES, WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO A FOOT. IN ADDITION TO  
THE SNOW, GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS UP TO 50 MPH WILL CREATE  
DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES  
MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT, IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  
 
FURTHER EAST, STRONG AND DAMAGING DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE  
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY  
MORNING, WITH SNOW SPREADING ACROSS THE HIGH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS  
THROUGH THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT AND  
TUESDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE THESE AREAS IS EXPECTED TO  
BE LIGHT.  
 
ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION LATE IN THE WEEK.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS IS  
EXPECTED TONIGHT OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND LEE SLOPES WEST  
OF INTERSTATE 25.  
 

 
 
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