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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
645 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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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
645 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...CHANGING WEATHER THIS WEEKEND WILL BRING WIND AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW...

SATURDAY...EXPECT WINDY CONDITIONS WITH GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH
RANGE...ESPECIALLY IN THE DESERT VALLEYS OF EASTERN UTAH AND
EXPOSED MOUNTAIN AREAS. A FEW MOUNTAIN SHOWERS WITH POSSIBLE
THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED.

SUNDAY...COOLER AIR ARRIVES WITH AN INCREASING CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO AROUND 9000 TO 10000 FEET.

SUNDAY NIGHT...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED OVER THE MOUNTAIN
PASSES WITH SNOW LEVELS LOWERING TO 7000 TO 8000 FEET. ABOVE 9000
FEET...3 TO 6 INCHES OF NEW SNOW MAY OCCUR. THE SOUTH FACING
SLOPES OF THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS COULD RECEIVE UPWARDS TO 10
INCHES OF SNOW AT THE MOUNTAIN PASSES. CHECK FOR FORECAST UPDATES
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON SNOWFALL POTENTIAL.

MONDAY...COLDER AND UNSETTLED CONDITIONS WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR
SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO AROUND 5500 TO 6000 FEET.

MONDAY NIGHT...THE THREAT OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS DIMINISHES AS
THE WEATHER SYSTEM DEPARTS THE REGION.

ONCE AGAIN...IF TRAVELING OR RECREATING IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS
WEEKEND...BE SURE TO CHECK THE LATEST FORECASTS ON THE CHANGING
WEATHER.

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