Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
543 AM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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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-FLATTOPS-
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-
543 AM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A MOIST AND UNSTABLE SHORT WAVE BRINGS A BUSY WEATHER DAY. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE QUITE NUMEROUS IN COVERAGE TODAY WITH
VERY FEW LOCATIONS REMAINING DRY DURING THE ENTIRETY OF THE DAY.
EXTENDED DURATION HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THUNDERSTORMS WITH THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING
ACROSS SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO. BACKCOUNTRY
TRAVELERS SHOULD BEWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPIDLY RISING SMALL
STREAMS OR NORMALLY DRY WASHES. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS
EXPECTED MAINLY FROM THE TAVAPUTS AND SOUTH DURING THE DAY TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THE FOCUS FOR HEAVY PRECIPITATION MOVES NORTH ON MONDAY AS THE
WEATHER DISTURBANCE MAKES ITS WAY INTO NORTHEAST UTAH. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NUMEROUS IN COVERAGE ON MONDAY ACROSS
NORTHEAST UTAH AND NORTHWEST COLORADO...WITH THE FLASH FLOOD
THREAT DECREASING BUT STRONG WIND AND POTENTIAL HAIL THREAT
INCREASING.

SCATTERED AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED OVER THE
WESTERN COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY. THESE STORMS WILL BE WEAKER AND THE
POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN IS LOW.

DRIER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...ALTHOUGH AN
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM MAY OCCUR OVER THE WESTERN COLORADO HIGH
COUNTRY.

THE SUMMER MONSOON MAY RETURN LATE ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY AND
BRINGS A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NECESSARY TODAY OVER SOUTHEAST UTAH AND
SOUTHWEST COLORADO FOR FLASH FLOOD REPORTING.

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