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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO  
441 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017  
 
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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 9000FT-  
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 FT-  
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-  
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-  
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500FT-  
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-  
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-  
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000FT-  
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-  
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500FT/PIKE'S 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 VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FEET-  
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-  
441 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST  
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.  
   
DAY ONE
 
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT  
 
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF  
HUERFANO AND LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING, WHERE  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE BELOW 15 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS  
ARE GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 25 MPH.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY  
 
ON THURSDAY, CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL COVER THE  
PLAINS AND INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR DUE TO VERY LOW RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY VALUES AND GUSTY WINDS. SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING 30 TO 40  
MPH ARE EXPECTED TO LEAD TO EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER  
CONDITIONS.  
 
A DRYLINE IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP NEAR THE KANSAS BORDER THURSDAY  
EVENING. ONE OR TWO STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE  
LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, INTO THE EVENING HOURS. LARGE HAIL AND  
STRONG WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREATS.  
 
SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THURSDAY WITH SEVERAL  
INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. GUSTY WINDS WILL  
PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.  
 
A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO DROP SOUTH ACROSS THE PLAINS  
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS  
35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 65 MPH ARE LIKELY. THESE  
WINDS WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON EAST TO WEST  
HIGHWAYS. IN ADDITION, WINDS MAY TAKE DOWN POWER LINES AND TREES,  
KNOCK OUT POWER AND CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE. WINDS ARE FORECAST TO  
SUBSIDE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM WEST TO EAST.  
 
SNOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE PALMER DIVIDE AND TELLER COUNTY LATE  
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL  
CAUSE VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER  
AMOUNTS EXPECTED OVER THE RAMPART RANGE. THE VERY STRONG WINDS  
WILL ALSO PRODUCE DANGEROUS POOR VISIBILITIES, ICY AND ICY SNOW  
COVERED ROADS. IN ADDITION, THE STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY WET NATURE  
OF THE SNOWFALL MAY PRODUCE POWER OUTAGES AND CAUSE TREE DAMAGE  
WHERE SPRING LEAFING HAS OCCURRED.  
 
EXPECT SNOW TO COME TO AN END FROM WEST TO EAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON  
WITH SNOW REMAINING ABOVE 6000 FEET.  
 
SEVERAL STORM SYSTEMS ARE FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION OVER  
THE NEXT WEEK. ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN AND SNOW IS FORECAST FOR  
SUNDAY INTO MONDAY, AND AGAIN TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. THERE IS  
STILL UNCERTAINTY WITH STORM TRACKS AND INTENSITY AT THIS TIME.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
WEATHER SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.  
 

 
 
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