Hazardous Weather Outlook

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
531 AM MDT Thu Mar 22 2018
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-
531 AM MDT Thu Mar 22 2018
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Snow will increase along the Continental Divide this evening and 
fall moderate to heavily at times towards morning.  Accumulations of 
1 to 6 inches will be possible by early Friday morning with the 
heaviest falling across the Eastern San Juan mountains.  Southwest 
winds will increase to 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph causing 
areas of blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibilities over the 
mountain passes. 
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday
Moderate accumulating snow and blowing snow will be possible 
across the Continental Divide on Friday. Total new snow amounts 
of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, will be
possible by Friday evening. The remainder of the higher terrain
may see 1 to 4 inches of new snow through Friday. Another round 
of light to moderate accumulating snow will be possible Monday 
night through Wednesday.
Increasing winds will lead to high fire danger across the eastern
plains on Friday, with the potential for critical fire weather
conditions again on Saturday and Sunday.
Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be 
likely along the Continental Divide tonight.