Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
338 PM 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-
338 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Clouds will thicken this afternoon with a few showers developing
over the higher terrain. In the valleys, windy and dry conditions
will require a heightened awareness of fire weather conditions
until after sunset.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Thursday through Thursday night...a strong Pacific storm will
bring increasing rain and snow to the higher elevations above 8000
feet in eastern Utah and western Colorado. The best chance of
precipitation will be on Thursday morning. There is the potential
for hazardous winter driving conditions over the high mountain
passes.

Friday and Saturday...Precipitation will decrease from west to
east around midnight on Friday with scattered rain and snow
showers ending in the Colorado mountains Friday morning. 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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