Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
819 AM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

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UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN CO-ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS CO-
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS CO-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN CO-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN CO-FLATTOPS CO-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS CO-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS CO-
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN CO-UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY CO-
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU/DALLAS DIVIDE CO-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS CO-
NORTHWESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS CO-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR CO-
819 AM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...

AT 810 AM MDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF HEAVY
PRECIPITATION MOVING TO THE EAST AT 40 MPH.  DARK CLOUDS FROM THE
WEST MARKS THE ARRIVAL OF SUDDEN WEATHER CHANGES WITH WIND DRIVEN
PRECIPITATION AND POOR VISIBILITY OF 2 MILES OR LESS.  WIND GUSTS OF
30 TO 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUDDEN CHANGE.

FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500 FEET...THE ARRIVAL OF A SNOW SQUALL MARKS
THE ARRIVAL OF THE WINTER STORM.  IN THE SNOW SQUALL...SNOWFALL
RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING WITH NEAR
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.  HEAVY SNOWFALL
BECOMES HEAVY WET SLUSH ON THE PAVEMENT.  TRAVELERS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR DRASTIC CHANGES IN TRAVELING WEATHER AND BE PREPARED
FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW ON PAVEMENT.  FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500
FEET...WIND DRIVEN RAIN SHOWERS WILL LEAD TO POOR
VISIBILITY...ESPECIALLY FACING THE WEST OR TRAVELING WESTBOUND.
HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS MAY CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROAD SURFACES.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WITH RAIN SHOWERS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... MONTROSE...GLENWOOD
SPRINGS...GUNNISON...RIFLE...DELTA...ASPEN...
EAGLE...GYPSUM...AVON...CARBONDALE...NEW CASTLE...BASALT...ORCHARD
CITY...SILT...MEEKER...CEDAREDGE...OLATHE...PAONIA...PARACHUTE AND
HOTCHKISS.

LAT...LON 3843 10700 3827 10700 3826 10806 4035 10804
      4034 10663 3993 10663 3992 10654 3912 10655
      3900 10660 3900 10656 3842 10657
TIME...MOT...LOC 1419Z 269DEG 40KT 4019 10724 3841 10726

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PF


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