Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
613 AM MDT THU JUL 24 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-
613 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
COLORADO...NORTHWEST COLORADO...SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO...
SOUTHWEST COLORADO...WEST CENTRAL COLORADO...EAST CENTRAL UTAH...
NORTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHEAST UTAH.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL QUICKLY DEVELOP AND
EXPAND THIS MORNING...BECOMING NUMEROUS IN THE WESTERN COLORADO
HIGH COUNTRY. WETTING RAINS IS EXPECTED FOR MOST MOUNTAIN SPOTS.
IN THE VALLEYS...BRIEF HEAVY SHOWERS WILL ACCOMPANY THE STRONGEST
THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALIZED GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH. FREQUENT AND
DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL ACCOMPANY
THUNDERSTORMS.

LOCALIZED MUD DEBRIS FLOWS OR FALLING ROCKS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
THOSE AREAS PRONE TO SUCH ACTIVITY...LIKE STEEP TERRAIN.

MOST STORM ACTIVITY WILL DIE DOWN BY MIDNIGHT WITH SOME LINGERING
INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

EXPECT STORMS TO DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN ON FRIDAY WITH SOME
DRIFTING OVER VALLEY LOCATIONS THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. DRIER
AIR MOVES IN FOR THE WEEKEND WITH A DOWNTURN IN STORM ACTIVITY.
STORMS WILL STILL DEVELOP EACH AFTERNOON BUT MAINLY BE ANCHORED TO
THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...EXPECT SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...PRIMARILY OVER THE MOUNTAINS...EACH
DAY. A FEW STORMS WILL DRIFT OFF THE MOUNTAINS LATE IN THE DAY AND
PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS AND BRIEF SHOWERS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

A SLIGHT POSSIBILITY THAT SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE NEEDED THIS
AFTERNOON...BUT NOT LIKELY.

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