Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
325 PM MST TUE FEB 24 2015

COZ009>012-014-017>023-UTZ022-028-029-251030-
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-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-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
DELTA...HOTCHKISS...MONTROSE...CRESTED BUTTE...TAYLOR PARK...
MARBLE...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...MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
325 PM MST TUE FEB 24 2015

...ANOTHER STRONG STORM POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL
COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST UTAH FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

LATE THIS WEEK A STRONG STORM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE GREAT BASIN
WHICH MAY BRING ANOTHER EXTENDED PERIOD OF SNOWFALL TO THE
MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO...AND SOUTHEAST UTAH.
THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND VALLEYS MAY ONCE AGAIN RECEIVE A MIX OF
RAIN AND SNOW INITIALLY...WITH PRECIPITATION SWITCHING TO SNOW
WHEN COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND...AND
SNOW OR RAIN AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...IMPACTS MAY BE SIGNIFICANT.
HIGHWAYS THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS TO DRIVE...
AND SLUSHY OR MUDDY CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP AT LOWER ELEVATIONS
NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS.

BETWEEN TUESDAY AND FRIDAY...SIGNIFICANT CHANGES CAN OCCUR IN THE
GENESIS OF THIS STORM...SO THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE
STRENGTH OF THE STORM...ITS TRACK AND THE INTENSITY OF
PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE. CHECK BACK IN FOR THE LATEST FORECAST AND
UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DEVELOPING STORM.

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CJC


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