Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
315 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

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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-
315 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Expect steadily increasing southwest winds and clouds ahead of
the next Pacific storm. Increasing winds this afternoon and
continued warm and dry conditions will require a heightened
awareness of fire weather conditions this afternoon and early
evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Thursday through Thursday night...a strong Pacific storm will
bring increasing rain and snow to much of eastern Utah and western
Colorado. The best chance of precipitation will be on Thursday.
Much cooler weather will accompany this system. There is the
potential for hazardous winter driving conditions over the high
mountain passes.

Friday and Saturday...Precipitation will decrease from west to
east Friday with scattered rain and snow showers ending in the
Colorado mountains Friday evening. Saturday should be drier but
becoming breezy.

Sunday and Tuesday...Another series of Pacific storm systems will
move through the area bringing a continued potential for more
winter weather and hazardous driving conditions over the mountain
passes.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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