Issue Date: 1153 AM MDT Tue May 17 2022
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.
.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight
Isolated thunderstorms will be possible across the central mountains
and northern and far eastern sections of the southeast plains this
afternoon and evening. The main risk with thunderstorms will be
gusty outflow winds up to 50 mph and lightning but little or no
rainfall. A cold front will move through the southeast plains this
evening bringing increasing moisture and the potential for an
isolated strong to severe thunderstorm across Kiowa county. The
main risks will be wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail to around 1 inch
in diameter with the window for the strongest storms occuring
between 4 PM and 10 PM.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday
Critical Fire Weather conditions will likely continue this week
across southern Colorado. Spotty conditions are likely in the San
Luis Valley Wednesday. After that, much more widespread fire
conditions are likely Thursday across southern Colorado. Thursday
will be the most concerning High Fire Danger day across southern
Colorado as gusty west winds increase ahead of another storm system.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible Wednesday across the mountains
and plains during the afternoon. The main risk with thunderstorms
will be strong outflow winds and lightning. There is the chance for
a couple of strong to severe storms across the eastern plains
Wednesday, with strong winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain
fall possible if this occurs.
Additional chances for precipitation will occur Friday and into
Saturday mornings as another storm system passes over the area.
Rain and snow will be possible, with the greatest precipitation
chances along and east of the eastern mountains.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be possible over portions of the region.