Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
422 AM MDT Mon Mar 20 2017

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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-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-
Including the cities of Rangely, Dinosaur, Craig, Hayden, Meeker,
Rio Blanco, Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Steamboat Springs,
Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Collbran, De Beque, New Castle,
Mesa, Parachute, Rifle, Silt, Eagle, Edwards, Glenwood Springs,
Carbondale, Basalt, Skyway, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Montrose,
Hotchkiss, Delta, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford,
Trappers Lake, Gunnison, Cimarron, Ridgway, Glade Park,
Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, Hesperus, Gateway,
Nucla, Cortez, Dove Creek, Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio,
Pagosa Springs, Blanding, Bluff, Mexican Hat, Manila, Dutch John,
Vernal, Jensen, Ballard, Fort Duchesne, Randlett, Moab,
Castle Valley, Thompson Springs, Monticello,
Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park,
and Fry Canyon
422 AM MDT Mon Mar 20 2017

...Near Record Warmth to End Wednesday Night with an Early Spring
Storm...

Warmer than normal and windy conditions will continue Monday and
Tuesday, then a strong Pacific storm will move across the area
Wednesday night through Friday. This storm will bring a dramatic
change back to winterlike conditions after an extended period of
record warmth.

Mainly rain showers and some thunderstorms will precede frontal
passage, then much colder air will sweep through the area late
Wednesday night and Thursday. Snow levels will start at 9000 to
10,000 feet Wednesday afternoon then lower to about 6500 feet by
Thursday night.

Significant snowfall is a possibility with this storm, initially
only over the higher mountains, but quickly lowering to envelop
most mountain passes, then reaching many valley bottoms late
Thursday night.

If you plan to travel through the mountains this week, be
prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions, with hazardous
winter driving possible Wednesday night through Friday morning.
Stay tuned to your favorite media outlet and NOAA weather radio,
and check weather and road conditions before traveling.

$$

CJC



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