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Special Statement

Statement as of 4:16 PM MDT on April 26, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EDT on April 27, 2017


... Potential for heavy rain and snow across all of southern
Colorado Friday night and Saturday...

A strong storm system will take aim on the area on Friday and has
the potential to bring heavy rain and snow to all of southern
Colorado Friday night, with precipitation changing to all snow
across the area on Saturday.

A majority of the latest model guidance develop a strong upper
low pressure system across The Four Corners region Friday night,
and then continue to move the upper low across northern New
Mexico through the day Saturday and into the Oklahoma Panhandle
Saturday night. This track is very favorable to bring heavy rain
and snow to all of eastern mountains and southeast plains.
Significant accumulations of heavy, wet snow will be possible
across the Pikes Peak region, the wet and Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, as well as the Raton Mesa and
the higher terrain along and west of the southern Interstate 25
corridor, including Walsenburg and Trinidad. Lesser snow
accumulations will also be possible across the rest of south
central and southeast Colorado. Snow would be wet and heavy and
could cause extensive tree and powerline damage.

The exact track of this system, however, remains in question, and
could lead to a lesser impact across the area, especially northern
portions of the southeast Colorado plains. At any rate, Peoples
living in or planning travel across southern Colorado this
weekend, need to stay abreast of the latest forecasts with this
potentially high impact storm system.



416 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Potential for heavy rain and snow across all of southern
Colorado Friday night and Saturday...

A strong storm system will take aim on the area on Friday and has
the potential to bring heavy rain and snow to all of southern
Colorado Friday night, with precipitation changing to all snow
across the area on Saturday.

A majority of the latest model guidance develop a strong upper
low pressure system across The Four Corners region Friday night,
and then continue to move the upper low across northern New
Mexico through the day Saturday and into the Oklahoma Panhandle
Saturday night. This track is very favorable to bring heavy rain
and snow to all of eastern mountains and southeast plains.
Significant accumulations of heavy, wet snow will be possible
across the Pikes Peak region, the wet and Sangre de Cristo
Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, as well as the Raton Mesa and
the higher terrain along and west of the southern Interstate 25
corridor, including Walsenburg and Trinidad. Lesser snow
accumulations will also be possible across the rest of south
central and southeast Colorado. Snow would be wet and heavy and
could cause extensive tree and powerline damage.

The exact track of this system, however, remains in question, and
could lead to a lesser impact across the area, especially northern
portions of the southeast Colorado plains. At any rate, Peoples
living in or planning travel across southern Colorado this
weekend, need to stay abreast of the latest forecasts with this
potentially high impact storm system.


403 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Potential for heavy rain and snow across all of southern
Colorado Friday night and Saturday...

A strong storm system will take aim on southern Colorado on Friday
and has the potential to bring heavy rain and snow to all of the
area Friday night and all snow to the area on Saturday.

A majority of the latest model guidance develop a strong upper
low pressure system across The Four Corners region Friday night,
and then continue to move the upper low across northern New
Mexico through the day Saturday and into the Oklahoma Panhandle
Saturday night. This track is very favorable to bring heavy rain
and snow to all of eastern mountains and southeast plains, with
significant accumulations of heavy, wet snow possible across the
Pikes Peak region, the wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet
Mountain Valley, as well as the Raton Mesa and the higher terrain
along and west of the southern Interstate 25 corridor, including
Walsenburg and Trinidad. Lesser snow accumulations will also be
possible across the rest of south central and southeast Colorado.
Snow would be wet and heavy and could cause extensive tree and
powerline damage.

The exact track of this system, however, remains in question, and
could lead to a lesser impact across the area, especially northern
portions of the southern Colorado. At any rate, Peoples living in
or planning travel across southern Colorado this weekend, need to
stay abreast of the latest forecasts of this potentially high
impact event.


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