Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
352 PM MST TUE DEC 23 2014

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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-
352 PM MST TUE DEC 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

LOW CLOUDS AND AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WESTERN
COLORADO MOUNTAINS...FAVORING NORTH SLOPES AND THE CONTINENTAL
DIVIDE. SKIES WILL CLEAR TONIGHT WITH MOUNTAINTOP WINDS
WEAKENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON CHRISTMAS DAY...
BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS. A WINTER
STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM CHRISTMAS MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.
SNOWFALL IS ALSO EXPECTED AT ALL LOWER ELEVATIONS. HOLIDAY TRAVEL
MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED...ESPECIALLY OVER ALL HIGH MOUNTAIN
PASSES...WHERE ROADS MAY BECOME ICY AND SNOWPACKED.

A THIRD STORM WILL AFFECT NORTHERN UTAH AND COLORADO SUNDAY AND
MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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