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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued May 18 at 5:45PM MDT by NWS Pueblo CO

At 544 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Peterson Space Force Base, or 7 miles east of Colorado Springs, moving northeast at 40 mph. HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor hail damage to vegetation is possible. Locations impacted include... Colorado Springs, Peyton, Falcon, Peterson Space Force Base, Cimarron Hills, and Security-Widefield.

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Area
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Ft; Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Ft

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued May 18 at 5:43PM MDT by NWS Goodland KS

At 542 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a cluster of strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 7 miles south of Seibert to 19 miles north of Kit Carson to 9 miles east of Boyero. Movement was east at 25 mph. HAZARD...Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph and nickel size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor hail damage to outdoor objects is possible. These storms will remain over mainly rural areas of northwestern Cheyenne and southwestern Kit Carson Counties in east central Colorado, including the following locations... Wild Horse and Aroya. This includes Interstate 70 in Colorado between mile markers 397 and 421.

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Area
Kit Carson County; Cheyenne County

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued May 18 at 5:29PM MDT by NWS Pueblo CO

At 528 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Blende, or near Pueblo Airport, moving northeast at 30 mph. HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 mph and half inch hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor hail damage to vegetation is possible. Locations impacted include... Pueblo, Pueblo Airport, Pueblo Depot, Salt Creek, Blende, and Avondale.

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Area
Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet

Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook issued May 16 at 5:07AM MDT by NWS Pueblo CO

ESFPUB This statement is primarily for areas below Turquoise Lake along Lake Fork Creek, downstream to the Arkansas River confluence within Lake County. This statement is valid from May 15 to June 30, 2024. The potential for elevated river levels and inundation of low-lying areas, due to increased releases from Sugar Loaf Dam, is higher than normal for areas along Lake Fork Creek in Lake County. ...OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 45 DAYS... In order to make room for anticipated inflows to Turquoise Lake from snowmelt runoff, and to prevent an uncontrolled spill from Sugar Loaf Dam, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will increase reservoir releases to 450 cfs beginning Wednesday May 15 and continuing through June 30, 2024. This release is expected to continue to inundate and cause damage to County Road 5 in Lake County. Local authorities and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have been actively notifying those downstream of Sugar Loaf Dam of these anticipated impacts that could last through late June, and mitigation measures to help fortify County Road 5 and other areas are currently being made. At this time, no additional flooding or impacts are expected further downstream along Lake Fork Creek, or beyond its confluence with the Arkansas River. Please continue to heed all road closures and additional orders from local law enforcement and emergency management. ...ADDITIONAL INFORMATION... For the latest information on reservoir conditions and releases from Sugar Loaf Dam at Turquoise Lake, please contact Anna Perea, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, at aperea@usbr.gov For the latest weather information and alert notifications for Lake County, visit our web site at weather.gov/pub For more hydrologic information including graphs of probabilistic river outlooks and forecasts, visit the National Water Prediction Service page at water.noaa.gov

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Area
Chaffee, CO; Lake, CO

Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook issued May 15 at 4:59PM MDT by NWS Pueblo CO

ESFPUB This statement is primarily for areas below Turquoise Lake along Lake Fork Creek, downstream to the Arkansas River confluence within Lake County. This statement is valid from May 15 to June 30, 2024. The potential for elevated river levels and inundation of low-lying areas, due to increased releases from Sugar Loaf Dam, is higher than normal for areas along Lake Fork Creek in Lake County. ...OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 45 DAYS... In order to make room for anticipated inflows to Turquoise Lake from snowmelt runoff, and to prevent an uncontrolled spill from Sugar Loaf Dam, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will increase reservoir releases to 450 cfs beginning Wednesday May 15 and continuing through June 30, 2024. This release is expected to continue to inundate and cause damage to County Road 5 in Lake County. Local authorities and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have been actively notifying those downstream of Sugar Loaf Dam of these anticipated impacts that could last through late June, and mitigation measures to help fortify County Road 5 and other areas are currently being made. At this time, no additional flooding or impacts are expected further downstream along Lake Fork Creek, or beyond its confluence with the Arkansas River. Please continue to heed all road closures and additional orders from local law enforcement and emergency management. ...ADDITIONAL INFORMATION... For the latest information on reservoir conditions and releases from Sugar Loaf Dam at Turquoise Lake, please contact Anna Perea, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, at 719-290- 1185. For the latest weather information and alert notifications for Lake County, visit our web site at weather.gov/pub For more hydrologic information including graphs of probabilistic river outlooks and forecasts, visit the National Water Prediction Service page at water.noaa.gov

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Area
Chaffee, CO; Lake, CO
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