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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
439 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

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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-
439 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Wind gusts up to 50 mph from the canyon country of eastern Utah
into southwest Colorado can be expected again today...with gusts
near 60 mph impacting travel over Douglas Pass. Snow will become
fairly widespread over the mountains though there will be a
showery nature to the snow as heavier bands of precipitation set
up in strong southwest flow. Travel will be impacted over
mountains roadways.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Snow...moderate to heavy a times...continues again early Tuesday
with a gradual downturn in the precipitation through the
afternoon. Areas of blowing and drifting snow along will continue
to create difficult travel conditions. Much cooler conditions can
be expected the remainder of the week as a more wintry pattern is
setting up. Additional snowfall is anticipated through out the
upcoming week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected today or tonight, however
spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the
National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

$$




Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1038 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

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Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Upper Yampa River Basin-
Including the cities of Rangely, Dinosaur, Craig, Hayden, Meeker,
and Steamboat Springs
1038 AM MST Mon Feb 19 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on slippery road
  conditions. In addition, significant reductions in visibility
  are expected. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches,
  with localized amounts up to 9 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Lower Yampa River Basin, Central Yampa River Basin and
  Upper Yampa River Basin.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM MST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow showers of moderate to heavy intensity
  can be expected through this evening. Winds gusting as high as
  55 mph will cause widespread blowing and drifting snow. Cold
  wind chills as low as 15 below zero will cause frostbite in as
  little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means periods
of snow and blowing snow will cause primarily travel
difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited
visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.

$$



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