Regional Weather Synopsis
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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NZUS99 KGJT 221249
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FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO, HERE IS THE LATEST WEATHER
SYNOPSIS.

A VERY STRONG WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE FORECAST AREA TODAY IN A
MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT. EXPECT STRONG WINDS AND SNOW FOR THE
MOUNTAINS TODAY, WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW FOR LOWER
ELEVATIONS, CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY MORNING. NUMEROUS WARNINGS AND
ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR SIGNIFICANT HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW
AND BLOWING SNOW, RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING AND WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS. THE COLORADO MOUNTAINS WILL BE FAVORED WITH THE MOST
SNOWFALL FROM THIS PATTERN, WHILE SOUTHEAST UTAH AND THE VALLEYS OF
SOUTHWEST COLORADO WILL BE LESS FAVORED FOR PRECIPITATION. A RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING MOSTLY DRY WEATHER FOR WEDNESDAY, BEFORE
THE NEXT SYSTEM AFFECTS MAINLY THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AREAS ON
CHRISTMAS DAY.


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