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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
453 AM MST Fri Nov 17 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-
453 AM MST Fri Nov 17 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Mountain snow and wind will create periods of hazardous travel
today through early tomorrow morning. Significant accumulations
are likely at elevations over 9000 feet across most of the western
Colorado mountain ranges by sunrise on Saturday. Strong southwest
winds could gust up to 50 mph ahead of an approaching cold front
today. As this front passes winds will switch to the northwest and
wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible. Isolated lightning is
expected today and most probably near the cold frontal passage
through this evening. Significantly colder air arrives behind the
front and any wet or slushy pavement will quickly freeze leaving
some travel concerns as the precipitation end late.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Drier will scour out the snow showers by mid-day Saturday in most

High pressure will builds in by the second half of the weekend
bringing a return to sun and warming temperatures for the upcoming


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


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