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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1042 AM MST Thu Dec 21 2017

A winter storm has affected the region overnight and will continue through
today. The mountains of western Colorado and eastern Utah have received
1 to 3 inches so far. The areas from Arches National Park to Castle Valley,
and north at Ft. Duchesne have reported around 5 inches.  Frontal passage
created wind gusts from 30 to 70 mph generally across the higher elevations.


...Snowfall Reports...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Elevation (ft.)
Arches Nat`l Park            5.5 in    0800 AM 12/21   4130
5 NW Moab                    5.5 in    0900 AM 12/21   MSG
2 SE Moab                    5.2 in    0800 AM 12/21   4416
1 W Castle Valley            5.2 in    0900 AM 12/21   4079
Fort Duchesne Coopabc        5.1 in    0655 AM 12/21   5050
Moab 1.3 NW                  3.5 in    0800 AM 12/21   3991
Castle Valley 0.7 WNW        3.0 in    0745 AM 12/21   4726
1 E Battlement Mesa          3.0 in    0840 AM 12/21   MSG
10 NNE Loma                  3.0 in    0710 AM 12/21   MSG
Rockwood 6.9 NNW             2.8 in    0700 AM 12/21   8976
Dolores 4.8 ENE              2.6 in    0700 AM 12/21   7132
Rifle 0.9 NE                 2.4 in    0700 AM 12/21   5607
Canyonlands Needles          2.3 in    0830 AM 12/21   4998
Cedaredge 10.5 NNW           2.3 in    0800 AM 12/21   10399
Castle Valley 0.6 W          2.2 in    0700 AM 12/21   4786
Dove Creek 12.4 SSW          2.0 in    0700 AM 12/21   6604
Rifle .96 NNW                2.0 in    0700 AM 12/21   5426
Mack 5 NW                    2.0 in    0700 AM 12/21   4620
Rifle                        2.0 in    0710 AM 12/21   MSG
Pagosa Springs 1.6 SSW       1.7 in    0800 AM 12/21   7401
Bayfield 7N                  1.6 in    0700 AM 12/21   7460
Silverton                    1.6 in    0715 AM 12/21   MSG
Bayfield 0.6 WSW             1.4 in    0800 AM 12/21   6932
1 NNE Fruita                 1.3 in    0700 AM 12/21   MSG
Pagosa Springs               1.3 in    0830 AM 12/21   7105
Pagosa Springs 2.5 W         1.2 in    0700 AM 12/21   7566
1 E Cortez                   1.2 in    0800 AM 12/21   6172
Rangely                      1.0 in    0700 AM 12/21   5277
Parachute                    1.0 in    0730 AM 12/21   MSG
3 N Chimney Rock             1.0 in    0700 AM 12/21   MSG
Montrose 8.1 WNW             1.0 in    0800 AM 12/21   5770
Rangely                      1.0 in    0700 AM 12/21   5290
Bayfield 7.0 N               1.0 in    0700 AM 12/21   8200
5 WNW Oak Creek              1.0 in    0942 AM 12/21   7808
1 SW Dove Creek              1.0 in    0815 AM 12/21   MSG
Pagosa Springs 15.0 SSE      1.0 in    0900 AM 12/21   7408


...Wind Reports...

Location                     Speed     Time/Date       Elevation (ft.)
Eagle Mountain               72 MPH    0600 PM 12/20   12851
Kendall Mountain             67 MPH    0600 PM 12/20   13064
Mt Abrahms                   58 MPH    0100 PM 12/20   11841
Upper P.R. Canyon - 28 WNW M 57 MPH    0127 PM 12/20   8269
The Crown - 2 SSW Emma       56 MPH    1249 AM 12/21   8382
Senator Beck                 55 MPH    0500 PM 12/20   12186
Monarch Pass                 52 MPH    0614 PM 12/20   12031
9 NNW La Sal                 50 MPH    1000 PM 12/20   11705
2 ESE Rio Blanco             45 MPH    0207 PM 12/20   7273
Cottonwood Basin - 6 E Escal 45 MPH    0348 PM 12/20   7220
McCook Ridge - 35 NW Mack    44 MPH    1227 PM 12/20   6722
Dragon Road - 13 SSW Rangely 44 MPH    0318 PM 12/20   6290
Montrose Airport             43 MPH    0410 PM 12/20   5759
Yampa Plateau - 14 SE Naples 42 MPH    0927 AM 12/21   5240
Huntsman Mesa - 3 NNE Powder 42 MPH    1148 PM 12/20   9400
Wildhorse - 25 E East Carbon 41 MPH    1248 PM 12/20   8250
Douglas Pass - 26 N Mack     41 MPH    0143 PM 12/20   8229
7 WSW Monticello             41 MPH    0400 PM 12/20   11330
2 SW Great Divide            39 MPH    1146 AM 12/20   7240
Hunter Creek - 19 W Rio Blan 39 MPH    0218 PM 12/20   7320
Jacks Canyon - 15 NW Escalan 39 MPH    0450 PM 12/20   7840
17 SSE Naples                39 MPH    0705 AM 12/21   5541
Jay - 3 NNW Hotchkiss        39 MPH    0252 AM 12/21   6200
Ladore - 11 NW Greystone     38 MPH    0923 PM 12/20   5940
Nucla - 1 NNE Naturita       38 MPH    0358 AM 12/21   5860
Sunlight Mountain            38 MPH    0535 PM 12/20   10603
Black Canyon - 9 SW Maher    38 MPH    1157 PM 12/20   8560
Maeser                       38 MPH    0735 AM 12/21   5531
Bryson Canyon - 19 W Mack    37 MPH    0948 AM 12/21   5320
Vernal Airport               37 MPH    0537 AM 12/21   5278
3 W Telluride                37 MPH    0514 PM 12/20   8911
14 SE Randlett               37 MPH    0635 AM 12/21   4803
3 E Ucolo                    37 MPH    0231 PM 12/20   6673
Kings Point - 26 WSW Hiawath 37 MPH    1226 PM 12/20   5670
23 SW Artesia                36 MPH    0945 PM 12/20   5308
Little Dolores - 11 W Glade  36 MPH    0549 PM 12/20   6796
Deep Creek - 14 NNW New Cast 36 MPH    1255 AM 12/21   9404
Pine Ridge - 6 NW Cameo      36 MPH    1234 AM 12/21   6710
Calico - 4 WNW Elk Springs   36 MPH    0853 AM 12/21   6720
4 NNE Gunnison               35 MPH    0610 PM 12/20   7894
Storm King Mountain - 4 WNW  35 MPH    0158 AM 12/21   8793
Pinto - 18 SE Massadona      35 MPH    0923 AM 12/21   6672
1 W Olathe                   35 MPH    0210 AM 12/21   5361
Winter Ridge - 41 WNW Mack   35 MPH    0227 PM 12/20   7378
Dead Horse - 13 ENE Buford   34 MPH    1157 PM 12/20   8685
Big Indian Valley - 8 ESE La 34 MPH    0220 PM 12/20   6960
Silverton                    34 MPH    0250 PM 12/20   9278
3 E Skyway                   33 MPH    1000 PM 12/20   10627
Gunnison Airport             33 MPH    0538 PM 12/20   7680
Craig Airport                33 MPH    0159 PM 12/20   6198
3 NNW El Jebel               33 MPH    0220 AM 12/21   7648
16 SW La Sal Jct Arpt        33 MPH    1200 AM 12/21   5026
Upper Sand Wash - 41 SE Rand 33 MPH    0427 PM 12/20   6469
Telluride Regional Arpt      33 MPH    0515 PM 12/20   9070
9 ESE Randlett               33 MPH    0745 AM 12/21   4819
Grand Mesa - Skyway Pt       33 MPH    1100 PM 12/20   10628
Molas Pass                   32 MPH    0500 AM 12/21   10801
Diamond Rim - 18 NE Naples   32 MPH    1127 AM 12/20   7730
4 E Mancos                   32 MPH    0451 AM 12/21   7910
9 NNW Mexican Hat            32 MPH    1220 AM 12/21   6365
11 SE Whitewater             32 MPH    0144 AM 12/21   5285
2 SE Rifle                   32 MPH    0151 AM 12/21   6120
19 S Naples                  31 MPH    1030 PM 12/20   5148
West Summit                  31 MPH    0300 AM 12/21   7004
Delta Airport                31 MPH    0135 AM 12/21   5193
Big Bear Park - 2 ENE Tacoma 31 MPH    0655 AM 12/21   10341
Yellow Jacket                30 MPH    0600 AM 12/21   6900
Dinosaur NM - 15 WSW Greysto 30 MPH    0122 PM 12/20   5960
Storm Peak Observatory       30 MPH    1130 PM 12/20   10531
Chapin - 3 N Mesa Verde Nat` 30 MPH    0530 AM 12/21   7126
Salter - 12 NNW Dolores      30 MPH    0324 AM 12/21   8201
Carbondale                   30 MPH    0212 AM 12/21   6200
Morefield - 7 WSW Mancos     30 MPH    0840 AM 12/21   7820

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

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