Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
503 AM MST MON JAN 23 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-
503 AM MST MON JAN 23 2017

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

EXPECT WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH
VALLEYS DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF
PACIFIC STORMS MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
DIFFICULT TO HAZARDOUS ON SOME MOUNTAIN ROADS AS SURFACES BECOME
ICY AND SNOWPACKED. IN ADDITION, STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE BROAD
AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
SNOW WILL MIX WITH...OR CHANGE OVER TO RAIN LATER THIS MORNING AND
INTO THE AFTERNOON IN THE LOWER VALLEYS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

TUESDAY...CONTINUED SNOWFALL IS LIKELY TO BRING SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNTS OF SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS WITH LIGHTER ACCUMULATIONS IN
THE VALLEYS. LATEST GUIDANCE SUGGESTS 10 TO 20 INCHES OF NEW SNOW
FOR MANY OF THE MOUNTAINS WITH UP TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE...
MAINLY IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS FOR MUCH OF
THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
RELATIVELY LIGHT.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...QUIET WEATHER RETURNS TO THE AREA.

.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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