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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
928 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

COZ058>089-093>099-231400-
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-
928 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND THIS EVENING OVER LAKE
AND WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTIES...WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ALSO
EXPECTED OVER WESTERN AND NORTHERN SAGUACHE COUNTY...INCLUDING THE
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS.  THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS WILL ALSO SEE A FEW TO
SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW.  STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER THE PASSES.
SNOW WILL DECREASE TONIGHT ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THIS MORNING OVER THE
EASTERN MOUNTAINS...THE CHANCES FOR SNOW WILL INCREASE THIS
AFTERNOON...CONTINUING THROUGH THE EVENING...WITH A FEW INCHES OF
ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED.  SOME OF THE STRONGER SNOW SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING COULD PRODUCE QUICK ACCUMULATIONS OF A FEW
INCHES.  AS TEMPERATURES COOL LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE
EVENING...PRECIPITATION OVR THE I-25 CORRIDOR AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS
WILL CHANGE TO SNOW...WITH SOME LOCATIONS POSSIBLY SEEING AN INCH OR
TWO OF ACCUMULATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND
60 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AS A STRONG JET STREAM OVER
THE ROCKIES CONTINUES TO TRANSLATE EAST INTO THE HIGH PLAINS
STATES. COMBINED WITH SNOW...NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY AND THE
PALMER DIVIDE MAY SEE GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND HAZARDOUS
DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.

ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM...MOVING INTO THE STATE THROUGH THE DAY ON
CHRISTMAS...WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SNOW TO MAINLY THE HIGHER
TERRAIN THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...WITH THE BEST CHANCES OF
LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
OCCUR TODAY AND TONIGHT OVER LAKE COUNTY...CHAFFEE COUNTY...WESTERN
AND NORTHERN SAGUACHE COUNTY...THE LA GARITA AND EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.  WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR
SPOTTERS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND SOME
PORTIONS OF THE SAN LUIS VALLEY FROM ABOUT MIDAFTERNOON UNTIL LATE
TONIGHT...AND OVER PORTIONS OF THE I-25 CORRIDOR AND SOUTHEAST
PLAINS LATE TONIGHT.

$$

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
151 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

COZ059-230500-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.W.0015.000000T0000Z-141223T0600Z/
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
INCLUDING...LEADVILLE
151 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FEET...INCLUDING LEADVILLE.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM WILL BRING
  PERIODS OF HEAVY...BLOWING SNOW THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...9 TO 15 INCHES.

* WIND...NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES...AND ICY...SNOW COVERED
  ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL
KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN
YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE
IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

&&

$$



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