Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
457 AM MDT WED SEP 21 2016

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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...
FRY CANYON
457 AM MDT WED SEP 21 2016

...THE FIRST DAY OF FALL BRINGS A STRONG STORM TO THE REGION...

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT LOCATED JUST
OFF THE PACIFIC COAST THIS MORNING WILL DROP TO THE SOUTHEAST
DURING THE DAY AND DEEPEN AS IT DOES SO. BY THURSDAY MORNING...THE
CLOSED LOW WILL HAVE REACHED NORTHERN NEVADA WHILE THE FRONT WILL
BE DRAPED ACROSS WESTERN UTAH. RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO FORM THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AHEAD OF THE COLD
FRONT OVER EASTERN UTAH BEFORE MOVING INTO WESTERN COLORADO. THESE
STORMS HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF PRODUCING STRONG...POSSIBLY
DAMAGING...WIND GUSTS.

THE COLD FRONT WILL BE AT THE UTAH/COLORADO BORDER LATE THURSDAY
INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. RELATIVELY BRIEF...HEAVY PRECIPITATION
AND GUSTY WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED JUST AHEAD OF AND ALONG THE FRONT
AS IT PUSHES THROUGH. ONCE THE FRONT DOES PUSH THROUGH...SNOW
LEVELS WILL DROP TO 9000 FEET OR SO. A QUICK...INTENSE BURST OF
SNOW LOOKS POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS AS THE FRONT MOVES
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS
MAY SEE SOME ACCUMULATING SNOW OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL DROP 10 TO 15 DEGREES FROM THURSDAY TO
FRIDAY.

FOR UPDATES ON THIS STORM...PLEASE VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT OR
VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

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