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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
514 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

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-
514 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings go into effect for much of
the area late tonight and continue through Saturday afternoon.
Generally 6-12 inches of new snow can be expected above 8,000
feet with locally higher amounts possible above 10,000 feet.
Travel will be difficult with periods of moderate to heavy snow.
Use caution if traveling.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Periods of snow will continue into the first part of the weekend
as the upper level system departs leaving only isolated snow
showers for saturday. Second storm system will drop in from the
northwest Monday night into Tuesday. Significant mountain snowfall
is also expected with this system.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
329 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-
329 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017


The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Warning for heavy blowing snow, which is in effect
from 9 PM this evening to 6 PM MDT Saturday.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Vail, Crested Butte, and Taylor Park.

* TIMING...Scattered rain and snow showers will develop Thursday
  afternoon with rain changing to all snow Thursday night and
  increasing in coverage. The snow will continue off an on through
  Friday night, before ending Saturday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 to 12 inches with locally greater amounts
  up to 16 inches possible over higher terrain.

* SNOW LEVEL...7,000 to 8,000 feet, greatest snow amounts are
  expected above 8,500 feet elevation.

* WINDS...East 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
  may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
  snow on tree limbs and power lines.


A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.



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