Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
505 AM MST SUN FEB 22 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-
505 AM MST SUN FEB 22 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW...AT TIMES HEAVY...WILL CONTINUE OVER THE SOUTH...AND WILL
SPREAD INTO THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND
THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE EXPECTED IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
MOUNTAINS...AND ALSO IN SOME OF THE HIGHER VALLEYS. THE HIGHEST
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES OF THE
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS. AT TIME SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE OVER TO
RAIN IN THE LOWER VALLEYS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER MUCH OF THE AREA BEFORE WINDING DOWN LATE
MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
ARE EXPECTED FOR ALL AREAS ABOVE 5000 FEET SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70
BY MONDAY EVENING. BETWEEN 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
OVER THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...SOME SOUTHERN VALLEYS COULD SEE 4 TO
12 INCHES OF SNOW.

MORE SNOW IS EXPECTED OFF AND ON OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY THROUGH
THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK. THE NEXT MORE SUBSTANTIAL STORM
IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION.

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