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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1134 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

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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 9000 FT-
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 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES 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 AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT-
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-
1134 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE MOUNTAINS
AT MIDDAY WILL SPREAD INTO THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT WITH THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS
THE AREA TODAY WILL BE LIGHTNING...BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL...AND WIND
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. HOWEVER...ONE OR TWO STORMS THAT DEVELOP
ACROSS PORTIONS OF KIOWA...PROWERS...AND BACA COUNTIES THIS
AFTERNOON COULD BECOME SEVERE...PRODUCING HAIL OVER 1 INCH IN
DIAMETER...AND WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH. SHOULD A STRONGER
STORM IMPACT THE BURN SCARS OR AREAS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RECENT
RAINFALL...LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE DURING THE EVENING ACROSS
SOUTHERN COLORADO AS THE FOCUS SHIFTS EASTWARD INTO KANSAS.  HOWEVER
AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION.  THE MAIN
THREAT WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT WILL BE LIGHTNING AND BRIEF
MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A BETTER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES
SLOWLY ACROSS COLORADO. A COLD FRONT WILL SPREAD UPSLOPE FLOW
ACROSS THE PLAINS RESULTING IN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS IN AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS BY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...WHICH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING WILL BE THE
PRIMARY STORM THREAT WITH ANY OF THE EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS...THOUGH A FEW OF THE STRONGER STORMS MAY ALSO
PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.
MEANWHILE SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
HIGHER PEAKS ABOVE 12000 FEET FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
EACH DAY FOR THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...AND MAINLY TIED TO
THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

AREA RIVERS AND CREEKS WILL CONTINUE TO RUN HIGH OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS AS MORE RAIN RESULTS IN ADDITIONAL RUN-OFF. PLEASE
EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IN AND NEAR WATER WAYS THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND AS BANKS ARE UNSTABLE AND FAST FLOWS CAN BE DANGEROUS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT OVER MOST OF SOUTHERN COLORADO.

$$

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