Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
428 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

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-
428 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A strong system developing in the West will bring strong winds to
portions of eastern Utah and western Colorado today followed by
increasing snow showers tonight. Winds could gust up to 50 mph
from the canyon country of eastern Utah into the high valleys of
NW Colorado today...with gusts over 60 mph impacting travel over
Douglas Pass. Snow will begin to fall over the high peaks of the
mountains by midnight and become widespread over the mountains by
sunrise on Monday. Travel is likely to be impacted over mountains

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Snow...moderate to heavy a times will occur on Monday over most
mountain areas and could impact some of the higher valleys of NW
Colorado. Winds over 45 to 55 mph above 10K feet will bring areas
of blowing and drifting snow along with difficult travel
conditions. Snow will also be spreading from north to south at the
lower elevations as a cold front drops through the area Monday
night into Tuesday. Much cooler conditions can be expected the
remainder of the week and a more wintry pattern is setting up.
Additional snowfall is anticipated through out the upcoming week.


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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