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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
656 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

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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-
656 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON...THEN
ACROSS THE FAR EASTERN PLAINS THIS EVENING. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE
CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET. ANY
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN AN INCH.

ONE OR TWO STORMS OVER THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS COULD BECOME
STRONG LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING. IF THESE STORMS
DEVELOP THEY WILL BE CAPABLE OF HAIL TO NICKEL SIZE AND WIND GUSTS
TO 50 MPH.

INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS...COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
LEVELS...WILL PRODUCE NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY
FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS AND ALONG THE
INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN COLORADO THIS WEEKEND.
THE SYSTEM COULD POTENTIALLY BRING SEVERAL INCHES OF WIND DRIVEN
WET SNOW TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET...WITH WIND DRIVEN RAIN OR
RAIN SHOWERS BELOW 6000 FEET. IF THE SYSTEM FOLLOWS CURRENT MODEL
TIMING...PRECIPITATION WOULD BEGIN ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...SPREAD TO THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
NIGHT...AND THEN CROSS ONTO THE PLAINS EARLY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY.

THIS STORM SYSTEM IS STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY AND IT`S TRACK REMAINS
VERY UNCERTAIN. STAY TUNED THROUGH THE WEEK FOR THE LATEST FORECAST
UPDATES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE AFTER 4 PM MDT ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS.

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