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Dense Fog Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
950 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

COZ002-005-191300-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FG.Y.0008.141219T0450Z-141219T1400Z/
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
950 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM MST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A DENSE
FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM MST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF
  MOFFAT...ROUTT...AND RIO BLANCO COUNTIES INTERMITTENTLY THROUGH
  7AM.

* VISIBILITY...FOG WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD VISIBILITY OF 1/2 MILE
  OR LESS...AND WILL DROP BELOW 1/4 MILE IN SOME AREAS.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...
USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

&&

$$



Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
341 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-191445-
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...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
341 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO
TUESDAY...WITH ANOTHER STORM POSSIBLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY...

INCLEMENT WEATHER WILL BE HANGING AROUND EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK AS A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS
MOVE THROUGH THE REGION. LIGHT SNOW WILL REMAIN A THREAT MAINLY
ACROSS THE NORTHEAST UTAH AND NORTH-CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS
THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH A SMALL BREAK COMING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
OVERNIGHT.

BY LATE SUNDAY...UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL BE SWINGING AROUND TO THE
NORTHWEST SENDING A SERIES OF VERY MOIST DISTURBANCES INTO THE
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO. THIS FAVORABLE
WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH THE PACIFIC MOISTURE MAY RESULT IN A
PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM VAIL PASS
NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING STATE LINE NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. EARLY
INDICATIONS SUGGEST WELL OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LATE TUESDAY EVENING. MUCH OF THE
CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE SOME SNOW SUNDAY
NIGHT AND MONDAY.

LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODELS SUGGEST ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS THROUGH
THE REGION CHRISTMAS EVE OR ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS STORM WILL BE
COLDER WITH THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SNOW TO EVEN THE LOWER VALLEYS
OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

WITH HEAVY HOLIDAY TRAVEL ANTICIPATED...THE IMPACT FROM ANY
SNOWFALL LATE THIS WEEKEND THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY MAY RESULT IN
SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. PLAN AHEAD AND CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST
BEFORE TRAVELING ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
536 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-191300-
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-
536 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MORNING RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN
COLORADO...WITH SNOWFALL ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST THIS AFTERNOON.
ANOTHER 1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS
OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO BEFORE THE SNOW ENDS...WITH
LESS THAN AN INCH EXPECTED ACROSS THE VALLEYS. AREAS OF FOG CAN BE
EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE IS A CHANCE OF SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY ACROSS THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...WITH DRY WEATHER EXPECTED ELSEWHERE.

A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE
REGION BEGINNING SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT. THIS MAY BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH...WITH A CHANCE FOR RAIN AND
SNOW OVER THE VALLEYS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS COULD EXCEED ONE
FOOT ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS IN WESTERN
COLORADO...WITH LIGHT AMOUNTS ANTICIPATED ELSEWHERE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$




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