Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
541 AM MST WED DEC 17 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-
541 AM MST WED DEC 17 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO
THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT VALLEYS TODAY AND TONIGHT AS
ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM IMPACTS THE AREA. ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM
4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND GRAND
MESA WITH 1 TO 4 INCHES ACCUMULATING ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
OF THE FOUR CORNERS REGION AND THE PARADOX VALLEY. ELSEWHERE...
CHANCES FOR SNOW ARE FAIRLY LOW ACROSS NORTHEAST UTAH AND
NORTHWEST COLORADO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE CHANCE FOR SNOW WILL CONTINUE THURSDAY BEFORE WINDING DOWN
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. EXPECT SNOW TO REDEVELOP SATURDAY
NIGHT...MAINLY OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS.
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE OVER THESE AREAS AS PERSISTENT
SNOW LINGERS INTO THE EARLY PART OF THE COMING WEEK.

.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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