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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
405 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

COZ058-060-066-068-081915-
/O.CON.KPUB.WS.A.0010.211209T0600Z-211211T0000Z/
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
405 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to
  3 feet possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000
  Feet, Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet, La Garita
  Mountains Above 10000 Feet and Eastern San Juan Mountains
  Above 10000 Feet Counties.

* WHEN...From late Wednesday evening through late Friday
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.
  Blowing snow is expected to significantly reduce visibility.
  The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause
  frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Light snow will develop across the central
  and southwest mountains late this afternoon and continue through
  the evening before tapering off somewhat later tonight. Snow is
  expected to increase in coverage and intensity again through the
  day Thursday and Thursday night, before tapering off through
  the day Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
237 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

COZ003>005-009-010-012-013-017>019-090000-
/O.EXT.KGJT.WS.A.0004.211209T0100Z-211211T0100Z/
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Including the cities of Rio Blanco, Columbine, Hahns Peak,
Toponas, Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte,
Taylor Park, Marble, Buford, Trappers Lake, Ridgway, Glade Park,
Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus
237 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2
  feet possible with higher amounts possible over favored west
  facing peaks. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of northwest, southwest and west central
  Colorado.

* WHEN...From this evening through Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel could become very difficult to impossible.
  Patchy blowing snow is likely to significantly reduce visibility
  at times, especially over mountain passes. Wind chills as low
  as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as
  little as 30 minutes as colder air arrives Friday morning. A
  detailed map of the snowfall can be found at:
  www.weather.gov/gjt/winter.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

&&

$$


High Wind Watch


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
408 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

COZ074-075-081915-
/O.NEW.KPUB.HW.A.0005.211209T0000Z-211209T1200Z/
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
408 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph
  possible.

* WHERE...Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* WHEN...From this afternoon through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines.
  Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be
  difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe
location prior to the onset of winds.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
206 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

NMZ212>215-082200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0010.211209T0000Z-211209T1200Z/
Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-Northern Sangre de Cristo
Mountains-Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-East Slopes Sangre
de Cristo Mountains-
206 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

* WHAT...West winds 45 to 55 mph with gusts up to 70 mph possible.

* WHERE...Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and Glorieta Mesa Including
  Glorieta Pass.

* WHEN...From late this afternoon through Thursday morning.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines.
  Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially
  for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates.

Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to
the onset of winds.

&&

$$

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Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
300 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

NMZ201>241-082300-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands-
300 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

...SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEM TO BRING STRONG WINDS, RAIN, SNOW,
BLOWING SNOW, BLOWING DUST, AND MUCH COLDER AIR TO THE REGION
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

Accumulating snow will develop in the northwest high terrain on
Thursday evening, expanding to the lower elevations of western
and northern New Mexico Thursday night through Friday morning.
Snowfall amounts of 6 to 12 inches are possible in the Chuska,
Tusas, and Jemez Mountains by Friday evening, particularly along
the west-facing slopes and peaks. Lighter amounts are forecast
for the lower elevations, but will still impact road conditions,
including Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 550. The heaviest snow
rates are likely to occur Thursday night through Friday morning.

Strong to potentially damaging wind gusts of 55 to 70 mph will
arrive Thursday night and become widespread across the central
mountain chain and eastern plains Friday as colder air surges
into the state. Dangerous crosswinds with reduced visibilities in
areas of blowing dust over the eastern plains may make travel
hazardous, especially Friday afternoon. Blowing snow over the west
and north will also create hazardous travel for these areas.

Meanwhile, temperatures more typical of mid to late December will
move into northern and central New Mexico Friday and Saturday.
Low temperatures Saturday morning are forecast to drop below zero
for several communities in the northern mountains.

Residents and travelers are reminded to make preparations and
exercise caution as this winter weather system approaches. Stay
updated with the latest forecasts at weather.gov/abq or via your
preferred media source.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
551 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

COZ058>089-093>099-091300-
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-
551 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Breezy westerly winds of 20 to 40 mph can be expected today for
areas over and near the higher terrain. Winds will increase across
the southern mountains tonight, especially across the southern
Sangre de Cristo range, where winds could gust up to 75 mph tonight,
before diminishing into Thursday morning.

Light snow will develop along the Continental Divide this afternoon,
with light to moderate snow continuing this evening before
diminishing later tonight. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches will
be possible across the higher terrain of the central and southwest
mountains by early Tuesday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Accumulating snow of 5-10 inches is expected Thursday afternoon and
evening along the southwestern and central mountains, with the
southwestern mountains seeing the higher end of that range. Impacts
are expected to be slick and snow covered roads at higher elevations
in the mountains.

More moderate to heavy accumulating snow will likely still be
ongoing over the central ans southwestern mountains. Impacts from
this will still be snow covered roads, and strong winds may cause
blowing snow. Lighter snow will develop along the eastern mountains,
causing slick and slushy roads. There is a low chance of snow along
and east of the I-25 corridor Friday afternoon and evening.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be
possible across the southern Sangre de Cristo mountains and the
higher terrain along the Continental Divide late this afternoon
through tonight.

$$

23/SIMCOE

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
452 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-091200-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
452 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snowfall will become widespread over the central and southern
mountains today and tonight. Accumulations will be light
initially, then increasing across the north. Accumulations are
expected to range from 4 to 8 inches by Thursday morning in the
northern and central mountains with 3 to 6 inches possible across
the San Juans.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Potentially heavy snow is expected across the mountains Thursday
through Friday as an anomalously wet system moves through the
region. Total snowfall accumulations including that received
today and tonight could range from 1 to 2 feet across the
mountains and possibly as much as 3 feet over some of the higher
peaks and favored west facing slopes. The lower elevations of
northwest Colorado may see 4 to 8 inches of snow from Thursday to
Thursday night. Markedly colder temperatures arrive Friday with
wind chills potentially approaching -20 degrees over the northern
passes Friday morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected today or tonight, however
spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the
National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
254 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

NMZ201>241-091100-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-
Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands-
254 AM MST Wed Dec 8 2021

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong west winds will develop over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
tonight with gusts of 55 to 65 mph possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

The first significant storm system of the season will move through
the region Thursday night and Friday with strong winds, rain, snow,
and significantly colder temperatures. Snowfall accumulations in
excess of 10" are possible in the high terrain around Chama with
light snowfall elsewhere across northern and western NM. Strong to
potentially damaging wind gusts of 55 to 70 mph are also possible
along the central mountain chain into the high plains of eastern NM
Thursday night and Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Contact the National Weather Service at 1.888.386.7637 to report
winds gusts in excess of 50 mph or to report wind damage.

$$

Guyer

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
336 AM CST Wed Dec 8 2021

TXZ021>044-090945-
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Briscoe-Hall-Childress-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-Floyd-
Motley-Cottle-Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-Crosby-Dickens-King-Yoakum-
Terry-Lynn-Garza-Kent-Stonewall-
336 AM CST Wed Dec 8 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the South Plains, Rolling
Plains and the far Southern Texas Panhandle.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Elevated fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon for the
southwestern Texas Panhandle and northern South Plains. An Fire
Danger Statement is in effect for this area from noon until 6 PM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Elevated to critical fire danger will be possible Thursday and
Friday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
258 AM CST Wed Dec 8 2021

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-317-082100-
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-
Gray-Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
Palo Duro Canyon-
258 AM CST Wed Dec 8 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Elevated fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon in
the western Panhandles.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Elevated to low end critical fire weather conditions will be
possible Thursday across the southwestern half of the Panhandles.

Critical fire weather conditions are possible across the entire
Panhandles on Friday.

Elevated along with some low end critical fire weather conditions
are possible across portions of the Panhandles Saturday through
Tuesday, with a relatively higher probability of critical
conditions Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

Area fire managers and emergency officials should be alert for
elevated to critical fire weather conditions through the next
seven days, particularly Friday.

$$

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