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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
331 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HIGH WINDS FROM THE NORTH EXPECTED TUESDAY...

.AN INTENSE ATMOSPHERIC TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL FORM ACROSS
THE GREAT PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. TO THE WEST AND
SOUTHWEST OF THE DEEPENING LOW, THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BE
STRONGEST, WHICH IS WHERE HIGHEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
OCCUR...INCLUDING FAR WESTERN KANSAS.

KSZ043-044-061>063-074>076-084>086-221000-
/O.NEW.KDDC.HW.A.0006.141223T1200Z-141224T0000Z/
SCOTT-LANE-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-STANTON-GRANT-HASKELL-MORTON-
STEVENS-SEWARD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SCOTT CITY...DIGHTON...SYRACUSE...
LAKIN...DEERFIELD...GARDEN CITY...KALVESTA...JOHNSON CITY...
ULYSSES...SUBLETTE...SATANTA...ELKHART...RICHFIELD...HUGOTON...
MOSCOW...LIBERAL...KISMET
331 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...MUCH OF THE DAY TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 45 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IN AREAS OF CROSSWIND, WHICH WOULD
  MAINLY BE EAST-WEST HIGHWAYS OVER OPEN AREAS. WINDS WILL BE
  ENHANCED AROUND LARGE OBSTACLES SUCH AS GRAIN ELEVATORS. LIGHT
  ROOF DAMAGE COULD OCCUR ALONG WITH SPORADIC, BRIEF POWER
  INTERRUPTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

UMSCHEID

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
223 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014


COZ090>092-KSZ001>003-013>015-027>029-041-042-NEZ079>081-220600-
/O.NEW.KGLD.HW.A.0007.141223T1200Z-141224T0000Z/
YUMA-KIT CARSON-CHEYENNE CO-CHEYENNE KS-RAWLINS-DECATUR-SHERMAN-
THOMAS-SHERIDAN-WALLACE-LOGAN-GOVE-GREELEY-WICHITA-DUNDY-
HITCHCOCK-RED WILLOW-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YUMA...WRAY...BURLINGTON...
CHEYENNE WELLS...ST. FRANCIS...ATWOOD...OBERLIN...GOODLAND...
COLBY...HOXIE...SHARON SPRINGS...OAKLEY...QUINTER...TRIBUNE...
LEOTI...BENKELMAN...TRENTON...MCCOOK
223 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* PEAK WINDS...WIND GUSTS OF 60 TO 70 MPH ARE LIKELY...WITH THE
  HIGHEST WIND GUSTS ANTICIPATED WEST OF A LEOTI TO GOODLAND AND
  YUMA LINE.

* TIMING/DURATION...WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH ARE ANTICIPATED TO
  DEVELOP BY MID MORNING OVER EAST CENTRAL COLORADO...QUICKLY
  STRENGTHENING TO THE EAST THROUGH THE MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THE HIGH WIND GUSTS WILL LEAD TO BLOWING SNOW DURING
  THE MORNING WITH VISIBILITIES DROPPING AS LOW AS A MILE AT
  TIMES OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE WATCH. BLOWING DUST MAY
  DEVELOP OVER FIELDS WITH SPARSE VEGETATION WHICH HAVE DRIED OUT
  SINCE THE LAST RAIN OR SNOWFALL. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING
  EAST OR WEST WILL BE VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO TIPPING OVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR HAZARDOUS WIND
CONDITIONS WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR GREATER. SECURE LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS NOW AND STAY TUNED
FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE HIGH WIND WARNINGS.

&&

$$
JTL


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
403 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-222215-
SHERIDAN-EASTERN CHERRY-KEYA PAHA-BOYD-BROWN-ROCK-HOLT-GARDEN-
GRANT-HOOKER-THOMAS-BLAINE-LOUP-GARFIELD-WHEELER-ARTHUR-MCPHERSON-
LOGAN-CUSTER-DEUEL-KEITH-PERKINS-LINCOLN-CHASE-HAYES-FRONTIER-
WESTERN CHERRY-
403 PM CST SUN DEC 21 2014 /303 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A STORM SYSTEM MOVING INTO NEBRASKA FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKY
MOUNTAINS WILL BRING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE AREA BEGINNING TONIGHT.
LOCATIONS OVER THE EASTERN PANHANDLE AND INTO THE WESTERN
SANDHILLS WILL SEE THE RAIN SWITCH OVER TO SNOW BY MONDAY MORNING
WITH AMOUNTS UP TO AN INCH EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THE STORM SYSTEM WILL BE SLOW TO MOVE OUT OF THE REGION MONDAY
INTO TUESDAY. AS A RESULT...ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY...WITH
AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OR HIGHER EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN NEBRASKA. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
WESTERN NEBRASKA MONDAY AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY. WHERE
SNOW FALLS AND ACCUMULATES...AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ARE POSSIBLE
BEGINNING LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON...CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS THURSDAY
AND THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS
SYSTEM ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...HOWEVER THE
SYSTEM WILL BE FAST MOVING AND WHILE THE EXACT TRACK OF THE
SYSTEM IS STILL IN QUESTION AMOUNTS ARE UNCERTAIN.

THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS NEBRASKA DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEK
SHOULD KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SNOWFALL REPORTS THROUGH TUESDAY WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

&&

GET YOUR WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL...AND CLIMATE INFORMATION AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORTHPLATTE (ALL LOWERCASE)

$$

BROOKS

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
253 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ030>051-221800-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
253 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH MONDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON. CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY AS THE
SNOWFALL AND WINDS INCREASE. VISIBILITIES DOWN TO QUARTER MILE OR
LESS WITH OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOWFALL AND WIND GUSTS IN THE 50 TO 75
MPH RANGE ARE POSSIBLE IN HIGHER AREAS OVERNIGHT. PEOPLE PLANNING
TRAVEL IN THE NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS SHOULD CONSIDER
CHANGING THEIR PLANS TO AVOID TRAVEL LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT AS THIS
STORM COULD HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON TRAVEL.

IN AREAS EAST OF THE FRONT RANGE...STRONG WINDS WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO
60 MPH IN THE FOOTHILLS AND 30 TO 40 MPH ON THE PLAINS WILL CONTINUE
INTO THIS EVENING. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS ON THE PLAINS OVERNIGHT. MOST AREAS WILL SEE LITTLE OR NO
ACCUMULATION...BUT THERE WILL BE SOME LOCALIZED HEAVIER SHOWERS THAT
COULD PRODUCE AN INCH OR TWO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS OF NORTH
CENTRAL COLORADO THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL MAY BE HEAVY
AT TIMES ON MONDAY ABOVE TIMBERLINE AND ON NORTHWEST FACING
MOUNTAIN SLOPES WHERE SEVERAL INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 35 TO 50 MPH WILL
ALSO CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ON THE HIGH
MOUNTAIN PASSES AND AT BOTH PORTALS OF THE EISENHOWER TUNNEL
MAKING TRAVEL QUITE DIFFICULT IN THESE AREAS. MEANWHILE ON THE
PLAINS...THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW ON MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT WITH ONLY SPOTTY LIGHT ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. STRONG
NORTHWESET WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO SPREAD OVER THE NORTHEAST
PLAINS MONDAY AND ESPECIALLY TUESDAY...WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 35 AND 55
MPH WHICH WILL CAUSE POOR VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW AND DRIFTING
SNOW. TRAVELERS SHOULD USE CAUTION BOTH DAYS AND BE PREPARED FOR
DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES
TRAVELLING ALONG I-76 OR I-70.

DRIER CONDITIONS SHOULD RETURN TO MOST AREAS BY LATE ON TUESDAY
WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES ON WEDNESDAY BENEATH A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE. LOOKING AHEAD TO CHRISTMAS DAY...A STORM SYSTEM SWINGING
OUT OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST MAY BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW AND
GUSTY WINDS TO THE HIGH COUNTRY. FOR AREAS EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS...OTHER THAN A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT
WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT...DRY CONDITIONS AND NEAR
SEASONAL TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

REPORTS OF SNOWFALL OR HIGH WINDS WILL BE APPRECIATED.

$$
BOWEN/BAKER

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
612 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ058>089-093>099-221315-
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-
612 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE TODAY ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...AND WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW CAN
BE EXPECTED OVER LAKE AND WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTIES...WITH SEVERAL
INCHES OF ACCUMULATION OVER WESTERN AND NORTHERN SAGUACHE COUNTY.
GENERALLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE EASTERN SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS...CENTRAL AND EASTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...PRODUCING VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ACROSS
THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY...WILL SLOWLY WIND DOWN
MONDAY NIGHT...AS A STRONG PACIFIC JET STREAM CONTINUES TO TRANSLATE
ACROSS THE ROCKIES. STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 FEET
REMAIN IN THE OFFING ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE EASTERN
SAWATCH AND WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGES WITH OTHER AREAS ALONG THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF LAKE COUNTY SEEING
SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OR MORE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.
SOME WIND DRIVEN SNOWFALL ALSO REMAINS POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN
MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...AS A STRONG COLD
FRONT MOVES ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO.

STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS ON
TUESDAY...AS THE STRONG JET STREAM OVERHEAD PUSHES EAST ACROSS
EASTERN COLORADO.

FOR CHRISTMAS DAY AND NIGHT...ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS
THE ROCKIES COULD BRING SOME GENERALLY LIGHT SNOWFALL TO THE
AREA. HOWEVER...FORECAST CONFIDENCE REMAINS LOW...AS THE TRACK OF
THIS WEATHER SYSTEM IS STILL UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME. STAY TUNED TO
YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO FOR THE LATEST FORECAST
UPDATES ON THIS POTENTIAL CHRISTMAS SNOWFALL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY TONIGHT OVER LAKE COUNTY...CHAFFEE COUNTY...WESTERN AND
NORTHERN SAGUACHE COUNTY...THE LA GARITA AND EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS.

$$

28/23

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