Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
520 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

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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-
520 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASE TONIGHT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 35 MPH WILL PRODUCE
AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY. ACCUMULATIONS OF 1
TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. ADJACENT VALLEYS
CAN EXPECT SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS BUT ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE
LIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SNOW WILL CONTINUE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS FROM FRIDAY THROUGH
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK WITH THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
FAVORED. ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 FEET OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS
PROLONGED PERIOD OF WINTRY WEATHER.

.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.

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