Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
600 AM MST TUE JAN 27 2015

COZ017>023-UTZ022-028-029-280100-
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-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...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...MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
600 AM MST TUE JAN 27 2015

...POSSIBLE HEAVY SNOW FOR THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS ON FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY...

A MOIST AND RELATIVELY WARM WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A MIXTURE OF
RAIN AND SNOW TO SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO THIS FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY. IN THE HIGH COUNTRY...THIS WILL MEAN SNOW WITH
POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS.

REGARDING THE SNOW LEVEL...IT IS UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME WHERE THE
SNOW LEVEL WILL BE LOCATED. EARLY INDICATORS SUGGEST SOMEWHERE
BETWEEN 7500 TO 8500 FEET WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
ABOVE THIS LEVEL. SNOWFALL MAY EXCEED 12 INCHES OVER THE MOUNTAIN
PASSES DURING THE STORM DURATION.

FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...LIGHT RAIN IS LIKELY FOR THE VALLEYS OF
SOUTHWEST COLORADO ON FRIDAY. RAIN AMOUNTS MAY RANGE FROM A
QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH NEAR THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SAN
JUAN MOUNTAINS...THIS INCLUDES THE TOWN OF DURANGO. PAGOSA SPRINGS
MAY HAVE A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW.

BE AWARE OF WINTER WEATHER RETURNING THIS WEEKEND OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS. HEAVY SNOW COULD FALL AND
MAY IMPACT TRAVEL OVER THE PASSES.

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