Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
507 AM MST SAT JAN 21 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-
507 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A SERIES OF WINTER STORMS WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA THIS WEEKEND
BRINGING HEAVY SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW
FOR THE LOWER VALLEYS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED
ONE FOOT OVER THE MOUNTAINS WITH MUCH LIGHTER AMOUNTS IN MOST OF
THE VALLEY LOCATIONS. THE BEST ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL FALL DURING
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS AND YOU ARE
ENCOURAGE TO CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST BEFORE VENTURING OUT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH THE
STRONGEST IN THIS SERIES OF STORMS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE MONDAY AND
TUESDAY. HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL CONTINUES WITH VALLEY SNOWS
RAMPING UP IN INTENSITY AS WELL. DRIER WEATHER LOOKS TO MOVE IN
AROUND MIDWEEK.

.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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