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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
552 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-221200-
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-
552 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL FORM OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY
OF WESTERN COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON...PRIMARILY EAST OF EAGLE...
ASPEN...CRESTED BUTTE...AND TELLURIDE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...STRONG GUSTY WINDS OF 35 TO 45
MPH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE DESERT VALLEYS OF EASTERN
UTAH...NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL COLORADO. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO FORM ALONG THE HIGHER
TERRAIN...OUTFLOW WINDS MAY ENHANCE THE STRONG WIND GUSTS.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...ACCUMULATING SNOW OF A FEW
INCHES IS POSSIBLE OVER THE ELKHEAD MOUNTAINS AND PARK RANGE.
SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN PASSES
AS WELL.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MAY BRING GUSTY WINDS
ON SATURDAY. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE HIGH
COUNTRY WITH MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE ABOVE 9000 FEET
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
530 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-212330-
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...
CEDAREDGE...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
530 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

...STRONG GUSTY WINDS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD OVER EASTERN UTAH
AND WESTERN COLORADO TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO THE
EVENING. WIND GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH ARE LIKELY...WITH SOME HIGHER
GUSTS POSSIBLE FROM NEARBY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS EASTERN UTAH LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. AT TIMES BLOWING DUST MAY LIMIT VISIBILITY...AND MAY
DEPOSIT A LAYER OF DUST ON THE SNOWPACK.

ANYONE PLANNING AGRICULTURAL BURNING AND LAND USE AGENCIES
PLANNING PRESCRIBED BURNING SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
FORECAST. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE FIRE CONTROL DIFFICULT.

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