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FLUS45 KPUB 201803  
HWOPUB  
 
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO  
1203 PM MDT SAT APR 20 2019  
 
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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-  
1203 PM MDT SAT APR 20 2019  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST  
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.  
   
DAY ONE
 
THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT  
 
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE  
MOUNTAINS TODAY. A FEW OF THESE MAY DRIFT OFF INTO THE ADJACENT  
PLAINS THROUGH THIS EVENING THOUGH THESE WILL QUICKLY DIMINISH IN  
STRENGTH AS THEY MOVE OFF THE MOUNTAINS. THE MAIN THREAT WITH  
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TODAY WILL BE LIGHTNING AND  
LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS UP TO 45 MPH. ACROSS THE PLAINS, HIGH BASED  
SHOWERS WILL PRODUCE LOCAL WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH BUT LITTLE TO NO  
RAINFALL. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN ABOVE 11000 FEET TODAY WITH LOCAL  
ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO AN INCH POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER PEAKS  
ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.  
 
DRY HUMIDITY VALUES ALONG WITH BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS THIS  
AFTERNOON WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY. FINE  
VEGETATION ENTERING GREENUP SHOULD LIMIT THE POTENTIAL FOR EXTREME  
FIRE BEHAVIOR. HOWEVER POCKETS OF DRY FUELS MAY STILL CARRY FIRE AND  
CAUTION IS STILL ADVISED TO AVOID FIRE STARTS THIS AFTERNOON AND  
EVENING.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY  
 
SNOW, HEAVY AT TIMES, IS EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10,000  
FEET SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY, GENERALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON  
HOURS.  
 
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS, SOME SEVERE, ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN  
PLAINS ON SUNDAY EVENING. THE MAIN RISK WILL BE WINDS UP TO 60  
MPH UNDER THE STRONGEST STORMS. THERE IS A SMALLER CHANCE FOR  
SEVERE CRITERIA HAIL, BUT THE CHANCE EXISTS, OTHERWISE LIGHTNING  
AND BRIEF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS ARE EXPECTED.  
 
DAILY THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MAINLY OVER  
THE MOUNTAINS. AN ISOLATED STORM MAY MAKE IT OVER THE EASTERN  
PLAINS OR OVER THE SAN LUIS VALLEY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE  
POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS  
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE  
POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS  
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.  
 

 
 
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