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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
350 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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-
350 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Winter weather will return to the area starting late tonight. A
Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the eastern Uinta mountains
of northeast Utah where a foot or more of snow is possible from
midnight tonight through Saturday night. A Pacific storm will move
through eastern Utah and into northwestern Colorado late tonight
then move slowly southeast.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

The Pacific storm will continue moving southeast and bring winter
weather to all of eastern Utah and western Colorado. A Winter
Storm Watch was issued for the San Juan mountains for late
Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning where a foot or more of
snowfall is possible. Accumulating snow is likely in all mountain
zones of eastern Utah and western Colorado, while some snow is
possible in the valleys late Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Travel will become treacherous over mountain passes Friday night
with impacts lasting through Sunday morning.

Another weaker storm will affect areas north of Interstate 70
Monday night and Tuesday.

A third storm will approach the Great Basin and central Rockies
late next week.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
254 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Including the cities of Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford,
and Trappers Lake
254 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with localized
  amounts up to 15 inches, are possible.

* WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains, Gore and Elk
  Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys, West Elk and Sawatch
  Mountains and Flat Tops.

* WHEN...From Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 25 mph will
  cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.


A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.


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