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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
341 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-191445-
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...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
341 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO
TUESDAY...WITH ANOTHER STORM POSSIBLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY...

INCLEMENT WEATHER WILL BE HANGING AROUND EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK AS A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS
MOVE THROUGH THE REGION. LIGHT SNOW WILL REMAIN A THREAT MAINLY
ACROSS THE NORTHEAST UTAH AND NORTH-CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS
THROUGH SUNDAY...WITH A SMALL BREAK COMING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
OVERNIGHT.

BY LATE SUNDAY...UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL BE SWINGING AROUND TO THE
NORTHWEST SENDING A SERIES OF VERY MOIST DISTURBANCES INTO THE
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO. THIS FAVORABLE
WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH THE PACIFIC MOISTURE MAY RESULT IN A
PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM VAIL PASS
NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING STATE LINE NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. EARLY
INDICATIONS SUGGEST WELL OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LATE TUESDAY EVENING. MUCH OF THE
CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE SOME SNOW SUNDAY
NIGHT AND MONDAY.

LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODELS SUGGEST ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS THROUGH
THE REGION CHRISTMAS EVE OR ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS STORM WILL BE
COLDER WITH THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SNOW TO EVEN THE LOWER VALLEYS
OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

WITH HEAVY HOLIDAY TRAVEL ANTICIPATED...THE IMPACT FROM ANY
SNOWFALL LATE THIS WEEKEND THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY MAY RESULT IN
SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. PLAN AHEAD AND CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST
BEFORE TRAVELING ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
327 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

NEZ002-003-019>021-054-055-095-096-WYZ101>119-191300-
DAWES-BOX BUTTE-SCOTTS BLUFF-BANNER-MORRILL-KIMBALL-CHEYENNE-
NORTH SIOUX-SOUTH SIOUX-CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-
NIOBRARA COUNTY-NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-
FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-SHIRLEY BASIN-
CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-
EAST PLATTE COUNTY-GOSHEN COUNTY-CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-
NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-SNOWY RANGE-
LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-
CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-EAST LARAMIE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHADRON...ALLIANCE...SCOTTSBLUFF...
GERING...HARRISBURG...BRIDGEPORT...BAYARD...KIMBALL...SIDNEY...
HARRISON...AGATE...DOUGLAS...GLENROCK...LUSK...MUDDY GAP...
MEDICINE BOW...BORDEAUX...GLENDO...WHEATLAND...CHUGWATER...
GUERNSEY...TORRINGTON...RAWLINS...SINCLAIR...HANNA...ARLINGTON...
ELK MOUNTAIN...BAGGS...DIXON...SARATOGA...ENCAMPMENT...
RIVERSIDE...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING...LARAMIE...
VEDAUWOO...BUFORD...PUMPKIN VINE...HORSE CREEK...HARRIMAN...
WHITAKER...CHEYENNE...BURNS...CARPENTER...ALBIN...PINE BLUFFS
327 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL EVENT INCREASINGLY LIKELY FOR
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND
WESTERN NEBRASKA...

FOR THE SNOWY...SIERRA MADRE AND LIKELY OVER THE NORTHERN LARAMIE
RANGE...A LONG DURATION HEAVY SNOWFALL EVENT IS LOOKING
INCREASINGLY LIKELY FOR SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...WITH POSSIBLE
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OVER THESE MOUNTAINS OF 15 TO 30 INCHES IN THE
LONG DURATION SNOWFALL EVENT.

FOR CHRISTMAS EVE...AND CHRISTMAS DAY...THE MODELS ARE NOW COMING
INTO AGREEMENT FOR A POSSIBLE 12 TO 24 HOUR SNOWFALL EVENT ACROSS
MUCH OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND TO A LESSER EXTENT OVER WESTERN
NEBRASKA.

OVER CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY...A WELL PRONOUNCED
DISTURBANCE ALOFT WILL MOVE ACROSS OUR REGION...WITH A BAND OF
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW LIKELY SETTING UP SOMEWHERE OVER SOUTHERN
WYOMING AND NORTHERN COLORADO...ALTHOUGH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS
QUITE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME...SIX TO SEVEN DAYS AWAY.

WHILE UNCERTAINTY A WEEK AWAY IS STILL GREAT WITH MODEL
UNCERTAINTY...LOWER ELEVATIONS COULD POSSIBLY RECEIVE 1 TO 4
INCHES OF SNOW...WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAINS ON
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE POSSIBLE SNOWFALL EVENT CLOSELY
OVER THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...AS WELL AS OVER
MUCH OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY...
SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR MEDIA SOURCES...INCLUDING YOUR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WEBSITE...AND FACEBOOK AND
TWITTER PAGES.

$$

RUBIN


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
350 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-191200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
350 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

AREAS OF FOG WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE WIND RIVER BASIN.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL AND WIND EXPECTED IN THE
WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND POSSIBLY THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...ESPECIALLY FROM
THE JACKSON VALLEY NORTHWARD. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 FEET ARE
POSSIBLE IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS WITH SOME OF THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
FROM THE JACKSON VALLEY INTO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK POTENTIALLY
RECEIVING 6 TO 12 INCHES.

STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ACROSS THE RED DESERT...INTERSTATE 80
CORRIDOR...SOUTH PASS AND JEFFREY CITY AREA TO CASPER SUNDAY
AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY AND ALSO THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
CODY FOOTHILLS WITH STRONG GUSTS.

WEDNESDAY...A NEW STORM SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP TO OUR WEST SPREADING
SNOW FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ON CHRISTMAS EVE. STAY TUNED OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS ON THIS POTENTIAL TRAVEL IMPACTING STORM ON
CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
WYOMING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
343 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

AZZ004>018-037>040-191415-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
343 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

EXPECT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS TO DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE BEST CHANCES FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL
BE IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION WHERE A TRACE TO 3 INCHES IS
POSSIBLE ABOVE 6000 FEET. AREAS OF PATCHY FOG THROUGH MID
MORNING ARE ALSO POSSIBLE AT LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVED PRECIPITATION
DURING THE DAY AND CLEARING SKIES OVERNIGHT. FOR MORE DETAILS GO
TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

FAIR WEATHER IS EXPECTED FROM FRIDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1025 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

COZ030>051-191730-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1025 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL LINGER IN THE MOUNTAINS AS A WEAK UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE STATE. ANY ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT...LESS THAN 2 INCHES. ACROSS THE URBAN
CORRIDOR AND NORTHEAST PLAINS IT WILL BE CLOUDY AND HAZY WITH
HIGHS IN THE 30 TO 40 DEGREE RANGE...COLDEST OVER THE FAR
NORTHEAST PLAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A FEW SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE IN THE MOUNTAINS FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BEGIN MOVING
INTO THE STATE LATE SUNDAY AS A STRONG AND MOIST JET STREAM
APPROACHES FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
INCREASE IN THE MOUNTAINS ON SUNDAY ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS OVER
THE FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY
MORNING. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY IN THE MOUNTAINS ON MONDAY WITH A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO. DRIER
WEATHER WILL RETURN TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY WITH COOLER
TEMPERATURES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
623 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

COZ058>089-093>099-191400-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-
EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-
LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY-
623 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND
ADJACENT PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
MOUNTAIN AREAS WITH THE HEAVIEST OF THESE AMOUNTS FALLING ACROSS
THE SAWATCH AND MOSQUITO RANGES.  THE LOWER ELEVATIONS IN AND
NEAR THE MOUNTAINS COULD SEE SPOTTY AMOUNTS OF UP TO 1 INCH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A SERIES OF WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS OF LAKE AND CHAFFEE COUNTIES FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS LIKELY ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. ON SUNDAY
AND MONDAY...SOME SNOW MAY ALSO SPREAD INTO THE EASTERN SAN JUAN
MOUNTAINS AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM COULD ALSO
BRING SOME LIGHT SNOW TO THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS...INTERSTATE 25
CORRIDOR AND EASTERN PLAINS ON MONDAY.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
LIKELY IN AND NEAR THE MOUNTAINS TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

31/06

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
536 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-191300-
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-
536 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MORNING RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN
COLORADO...WITH SNOWFALL ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST THIS AFTERNOON.
ANOTHER 1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE MOUNTAINS
OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO BEFORE THE SNOW ENDS...WITH
LESS THAN AN INCH EXPECTED ACROSS THE VALLEYS. AREAS OF FOG CAN BE
EXPECTED OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE IS A CHANCE OF SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY ACROSS THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...WITH DRY WEATHER EXPECTED ELSEWHERE.

A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE
REGION BEGINNING SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY
NIGHT. THIS MAY BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH...WITH A CHANCE FOR RAIN AND
SNOW OVER THE VALLEYS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS COULD EXCEED ONE
FOOT ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS IN WESTERN
COLORADO...WITH LIGHT AMOUNTS ANTICIPATED ELSEWHERE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
531 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

NMZ501>540-191300-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
531 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL PRODUCE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SNOW
SHOWERS ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
SCATTERED ACTIVITY ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TONIGHT.
A FEW INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE FAVORING WEST FACING SLOPES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...WEATHER CAN
CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...WATCHES AND
WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

44

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
451 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-191300-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
451 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN
THIRD OF UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THE
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY TO OCCUR SUNDAY INTO MONDAY NORTH
OF INTERSTATE 80 AS WEAK DISTURBANCES EMBEDDED IN THE NORTHWEST
FLOW MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY
ABOVE 7500 FEET.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

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HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
134 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

NMZ510>514-516>526-190100-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...ESPANOLA...GRAN QUIVIRA...
LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RED RIVER...
RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...
TAOS
134 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.NOW...
ISOLATED RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE...BUT RAIN AND SNOW AMOUNTS
WILL BE MOSTLY LIGHT. LOW CLOUDS WILL SHROUD PARTS OF THIS REGION...
WITH THE MOUNTAINS OBSCURED.

$$

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
134 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

NMZ501>508-190100-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...
GALLUP...GRANTS...QUEMADO
134 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.NOW...
ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS AND LOWER ELEVATION RAIN SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE
OVER WESTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE...BUT RAIN
AND SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE MOSTLY LIGHT. LOW CLOUDS WILL SHROUD MUCH
OF THIS REGION...WITH THE MOUNTAINS OBSCURED.

$$

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