Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
403 PM MDT FRI SEP 26 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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RANGELY...DINOSAUR...CRAIG...HAYDEN...
MEEKER...RIO BLANCO...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND VICINITY...GRAND JUNCTION...FRUITA...
PALISADE...RIFLE...SILT...PARACHUTE...MESA...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
CEDAREDGE...DELTA...HOTCHKISS...MONTROSE...CRESTED BUTTE...
TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE...GUNNISON...
CIMARRON...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...
MANILA...DUTCH JOHN...VERNAL...JENSEN...BALLARD...FORT DUCHESNE...
RANDLETT...MOAB...CASTLE VALLEY...THOMPSON SPRINGS...
MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
403 PM MDT FRI SEP 26 2014

...WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND FOLLOWED BY COOLER
TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK...

THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT WEATHERMAKER FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO WILL MOVE FROM CENTRAL CALIFORNIA INTO THE GREAT BASIN
THIS WEEKEND.

STRENGTHENING SOUTHERLY FLOW AHEAD OF THIS LOW WILL PULL ABUNDANT
MOISTURE UP FROM NORTHWEST MEXICO AND THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA INTO
THE GREAT BASIN ON SATURDAY. CLOUDS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD IN
FROM THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST...WITH RAIN BECOMING WIDESPREAD SATURDAY
NIGHT AND SUNDAY. MOST LOCATIONS SHOULD SEE SOME RAIN BEFORE THE
WEEKEND IS THROUGH...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

PEOPLE  SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS IN CANYON AND SLICKROCK COUNTRY THIS
WEEKEND SHOULD BE WARY OF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. ONCE
THIS LOW PASSES ON MONDAY...DRIER WEATHER WITH COOLER AND AUTUMN-
LIKE TEMPERATURES WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION.

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