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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
332 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-300945-
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-
332 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD RAIN OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS AND SNOW IN THE HIGHER
MOUNTAINS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT AS A
PACIFIC STORM MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN COLORADO IN THE MOUNTAINS
ABOVE 9000 FEET SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE INTO THIS
EVENING CAUSING MINOR TRAVEL IMPACTS OVER THE HIGH MOUNTAIN
PASSES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

PACIFIC STORMS WILL CONTINUE AFFECTING THE AREA THROUGH NEXT
MONDAY...BRINGING VALLEY RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW. DRIER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
557 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

COZ004-009-010-012-013-017>019-UTZ023-028-292100-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0025.000000T0000Z-160430T0300Z/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-
557 AM MDT FRI APR 29 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING ABOVE 9000 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...TAYLOR PARK...TRAPPERS
  LAKE... TELLURIDE...SILVERTON...RICO.

* TIMING...A DOWNTURN IN PRECIPITATION COVERAGE AND RATE IS STILL
  EXPECTED THIS EVENING MORNING. SNOW WILL AGAIN BECOME HEAVY AT
  TIMES FRIDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 9000 FEET. IN ADDITION...ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE EACH AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES...BUT WITH LARGE VARIATION.
  EXPECT HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE TREE LINE.

* SNOW LEVEL...DOWN TO 8000 FEET AT TIMES...WITH HIGHER
  ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTH TONIGHT 15 TO 25 MPH OVERNIGHT SWITCHING TO
  NORTHWEST BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS NEAR
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVIER SHOWERS.

* IMPACTS...ROADWAYS MAY BECOME SLUSHY...OR ICY AND SNOWPACKED
  AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING
  HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW AND/OR
BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

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