Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1145 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RANGELY...DINOSAUR...CRAIG...HAYDEN...
MEEKER...RIO BLANCO...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND VICINITY...GRAND JUNCTION...FRUITA...
PALISADE...RIFLE...SILT...PARACHUTE...MESA...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
CEDAREDGE...DELTA...HOTCHKISS...MONTROSE...CRESTED BUTTE...
TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE...GUNNISON...
CIMARRON...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...GATEWAY...NUCLA...CORTEZ...
DOVE CREEK...MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...
PAGOSA SPRINGS AND VICINITY...BLANDING...BLUFF...MEXICAN HAT...
MANILA...DUTCH JOHN...VERNAL...JENSEN...BALLARD...FORT DUCHESNE...
RANDLETT...MOAB...CASTLE VALLEY...THOMPSON SPRINGS...
MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
1145 AM MDT SAT SEP 20 2014

...WETTER WEATHER EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

AFTER A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER...SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE
WILL SPREAD BACK UP INTO EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO FROM
THE SOUTH BEGINNING TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA ON SUNDAY...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

THIS WET PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO MONDAY...THOUGH
RAINFALL WILL FAVOR THE MOUNTAINS. ADDITIONALLY...RAINFALL AMOUNTS
ON MONDAY SHOULD BE LESS THAN SUNDAY. DRIER AIR IS THEN EXPECTED
TO BEGIN MOVING INTO SOUTHEAST UTAH BY LATE MONDAY MORNING...AND
THEN ENCOMPASS ALL OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO BY MONDAY
NIGHT.

THE ANTICIPATED CLOUDS AND SHOWERS WILL KEEP DAYTIME TEMPERATURES
ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY LOWER THAN THE PAST FEW DAYS...THOUGH THE
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES BOTH DAYS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE
NORMAL AT MOST LOCATIONS.

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