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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
1011 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-
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-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
1011 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
ARIZONA...NORTHEAST ARIZONA AND WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AREAS OF FOG WILL AFFECT THE VALLEYS OF NORTHEAST ARIZONA TODAY AND
AGAIN TONIGHT. THIS INCLUDES PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 40 FROM EAST
OF FLAGSTAFF TO HOLBROOK...HIGHWAY 89 FROM JUST NORTH OF FLAGSTAFF
TO PAGE...AND HIGHWAY 160 FROM NEAR TUBA CITY TO THE FOUR CORNERS.
DRIVERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN REDUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY AND
A FEW SLICK SPOTS ON ROADWAYS AS THE FOG FREEZES ONTO THE ROAD
SURFACE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THE THREAT OF WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
523 AM MST SAT DEC 20 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-
523 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
TODAY...WITH SNOW SHOWERS INCREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
OVERNIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS NEAR
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AFTER MIDNIGHT. NUMEROUS WINTER STORM
WARNINGS...WATCH AND ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT BEGINNING TODAY AND
CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GJT FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO WITH SNOW SPREADING INTO THE HIGHER
VALLEYS ON WESTERN COLORADO BY SUNDAY EVENING. THE SNOW ENDS LATE
MONDAY WITH SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE IN THE
MOUNTAINS WITH UP TO A FOOT POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER VALLEYS.

ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON CHRISTMAS DAY BRINGING
A CHANCE OF SNOW TO MUCH OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
448 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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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-
448 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP ON SUNDAY WITH GUSTS
TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. THE STRONG WINDS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD
SUNDAY WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA
SOUTHWEST OF A LINE FROM CHAMA TO TUCUMCARI. SPEEDS MAY PEAK
MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS IN THE 60 TO 70 MPH RANGE ALONG AND
JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CROSS
NORTHERN AND EASTERN AREAS WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT AND EASTERLY
UPSLOPE FLOW. A FEW INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE
ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...THE
NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...AND THE NORTHEAST PLAINS.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
440 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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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-
440 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL KEEP A THREAT OF LIGHT VALLEY RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHWEST OUTLOOK AREA TODAY. MOISTURE
WILL INCREASE TONIGHT WITH VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW BECOMING
MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE NORTH OVERNIGHT. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL
IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE ABOUT 7000 FEET. STRONG
WINDS WILL ALSO DEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND WILL
CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

VALLEY RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
THE NORTHERN OUTLOOK AREA SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. HEAVY SNOW
AND STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AT HIGHER
ELEVATIONS. RAIN IS EXPECTED BELOW ABOUT 7500 TO 8000 FEET
RESULTING IN A REDUCED IMPACT ACROSS THE SUMMITS OF MOST OF THE
MAJOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL BACK DOWN TO AROUND 5000 FEET ON MONDAY BUT
PRECIPITATION WILL BE TURNING SHOWERY AND TAPERING OFF DURING THE
DAY AS WELL.

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF SNOW AGAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
OUTLOOK AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CHRISTMAS DAY.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

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