Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
532 AM MST SAT DEC 13 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-
532 AM MST SAT DEC 13 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS THE
REGION TODAY AS A MOIST PACIFIC STORM PUSHES INTO THE AREA. SNOW
LEVELS WILL DROP TO VALLEY BOTTOMS TONIGHT AS COLDER AIR INVADES
FROM THE WEST. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE
MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW
EXPECTED TONIGHT. LIGHT VALLEY SNOW IS ALSO LIKELY TONIGHT...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL COLORADO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS SUNDAY
BRINGING STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF LATE IN THE DAY
SUNDAY...THOUGH SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS COULD LINGER INTO MONDAY
MORNING.

THE NEXT PACIFIC STORM IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT MIDWEEK BRINGING
ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW TO THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

.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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