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HWOPUB  
 
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO  
502 AM MST WED DEC 13 2017  
 
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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-  
502 AM MST WED DEC 13 2017  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST  
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TODAY AND TONIGHT  
 
FIRE DANGER WILL BE ELEVATED TODAY, MAINLY OVER THE FAR  
SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS, AS WINDS INCREASE AHEAD OF A PASSING  
WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVING ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS.  
 
ANOTHER FAST MOVING WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL BRING LIGHT SNOWFALL TO  
AREAS OVER AND NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THIS  
EVENING, WITH SNOWFALL SPREADING SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS THE HIGH  
MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AND TO AREAS OVER AND NEAR THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS  
INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.  
 
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE  
HIGHER TERRAIN, WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGH  
VALLEYS AND AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE I-25 CORRIDOR. TIMING OF  
THIS PRECIPITATION COULD MAKE FOR A SLICK MORNING COMMUTE THURSDAY  
FOR THOSE USING HIGHWAY 24 IN THE PIKES PEAK REGION AND I-25 NORTH  
OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY  
 
THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN ACTIVE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SNOW  
WILL CONTINUE OVER PARTS OF THE AREA ON THURSDAY. ADDITIONAL SNOW  
ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE, INCLUDING 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE  
SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS, 1 TO 3 INCHES ON TOP OF PIKES PEAK AND UP TO AN  
INCH OF SNOW ELSEWHERE.  
 
ANOTHER, POTENTIALLY STRONGER STORM SYSTEM COULD IMPACT THE REGION  
BEGINNING SATURDAY. IF IT REMAINS ON TRACK, THIS SYSTEM WILL SPREAD  
SNOW AND COLD SOUTH ALONG THE ROCKIES SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.  
SIGNIFICANT SNOW COULD FALL IN THE MOUNTAIN AREAS WITH GENERALLY  
LIGHT AMOUNTS ELSEWHERE.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL  
BE LIKELY TONIGHT ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN.  
 

 
 
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