Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
445 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

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-
445 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong cold air advection will bring temperatures down to below
normal today. This means widespread snow over the northeast Utah
and western Colorado mountains over the next 24 hours. Impacts to
to travel will be likely over mountain roadways and passes at
times through tonight. Wind gusts over 25 to 40 mph in the lower
elevations and over 50 mph in the hills can be expected to also be
an impact through this evening. Snow of 5 to 12 inches in the
mountains will transition to 3 to 7 inches over the northwest high

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

There is a good chance for valley rain showers and mountain snow
showers each afternoon and evening as a series of moist Pacific
storms pass through. A brief break will arrive by early Saturday,
although more rain and snow arrives Sunday and will be sticking
around through Tuesday.


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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