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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
247 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

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-
247 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the western two thirds of
Utah and southwest Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Winter driving conditions will continue to impact travel at times
across much of the northern and central outlook area tonight.
Heavy snowfall is forecast for the northern and central mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

The Friday morning commute may be affected by heavy snow showers
across mainly northern Utah and Southwest Wyoming. Winter driving
conditions with low visibility are expected. This snow should
diminish during the afternoon.

After a brief break Friday afternoon into Saturday, another cold
system is expected to cross the outlook area Saturday afternoon
into early Sunday. This storm looks much weaker but snow could
still locally impact travel across mainly the central and
southern outlook area early Sunday.

Yet another cold wet system is forecast for the first part of
next week. Significant amounts of new snow are possible during
this time for the mountains along with a potential for
accumulating snow in the valleys as well.


Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to standard operating procedures.



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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
730 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
730 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
An upper level storm system will combine with deep area of surface
low pressure in the Texas Panhandle to create very strong
afternoon and evening winds. We will see winds of 30 to 35 mph
with gusts to 45 mph this afternoon and evening with stronger
winds and gusts on the east slopes of area mountains. Blowing dust
may occasionally reduce visibilities especially west of the Rio

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

We could see strong winds again on Sunday and again on Tuesday.
Blowing dust will also be possible both of those days.

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
448 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

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 Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/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 Thu Feb 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Hazardous winds will strengthen and become more widespread today,
and directions will shift out of the west with a Pacific cold front.
Gusts from 40 to 50 are expected east of the continental divide,
except around 60 mph along and east of the central mountain chain.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect from the central mountain chain
eastward, and also for the middle Rio Grande Valley, due to strong
winds, low humidities, above normal temperatures and an unstable

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Hazardous northwest winds should return Friday, when gusts may again
reach 50 mph along the central mountain chain and across the east
central plains. Critical fire weather conditions may also redevelop
across the east central plains due to strong wind and low humidity.

Breezy to windy conditions will redevelop in some areas each day
Sunday through Tuesday. The east central plains has the potential for
daily rounds of critical fire weather conditions. The strongest winds
could reach 50 mph along and just east of the south central mountains
on Sunday, then along and east of the central mountain chain Tuesday.

An upper level trough crossing from the west could produce a few to
several inches of snow accumulation in the San Juan Mountains
Saturday night and Sunday. A stronger upper level trough will cross
New Mexico from the west on Monday night and Tuesday with the
potential for a few to several inches of snow accumulation in the
northern and western mountains.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
445 AM MST Thu Feb 23 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-
445 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong cold air advection will bring temperatures down to below
normal today. This means widespread snow over the northeast Utah
and western Colorado mountains over the next 24 hours. Impacts to
to travel will be likely over mountain roadways and passes at
times through tonight. Wind gusts over 25 to 40 mph in the lower
elevations and over 50 mph in the hills can be expected to also be
an impact through this evening. Snow of 5 to 12 inches in the
mountains will transition to 3 to 7 inches over the northwest high

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

There is a good chance for valley rain showers and mountain snow
showers each afternoon and evening as a series of moist Pacific
storms pass through. A brief break will arrive by early Saturday,
although more rain and snow arrives Sunday and will be sticking
around through Tuesday.


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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