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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
611 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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-
611 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Increasing south winds ahead of a cold front could become locally
strong across portions of west-central through southwest Utah

A strong cold front will slowly cross northern and western Utah
through tonight. Northern and western Utah valleys will see
measurable snow from this event which will impact travel this
evening and overnight. Significant accumulations will be possible
in the northern mountains and southwest Wyoming as well.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

The cold front is expected to stall across central Utah for a
time on Saturday, so central and southwest Utah valleys will end
up with the greatest valley snow totals. Most mountain sites will
likely see greater than a foot of new snow with the storm.
Locally heavy snow showers will continue through Saturday night
with accumulations also possible across the higher valleys of
eastern Utah.

Persons planning travel through Sunday should be prepared for
winter driving conditions in snow, and allow for plenty of extra
time to reach their destinations. Those traveling should also
consider the possibilities of closed roadways, and be prepared
with winter survival kits.

There is also a potential for some additional light snow across
the northern outlook area Monday.


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


For more information from NOAA/s National Weather Service visit...

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
354 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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-
354 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 6 pm today for the east
central plains where low humidities combine with strong winds will
create critical fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

A potent Pacific cold front will move into western NM late Saturday
afternoon. A band of rain changing to snow will race eastward across
the Continental Divide during the evening and into the Rio Grande
Valley by midnight. An intense period of winter weather is likely
along this front with low visibility, strong winds, and snow. Snow
will continue in the high terrain Saturday night and Sunday with
several inches possible in the northern mountains. Light snow will
also impact northeastern NM Sunday. Widespread strong west winds will
move through New Mexico Sunday with sharply colder temperatures and
bitter wind chills. There still appears to be potential for a flash
freeze component with this storm mainly focused along the Continental
Divide and perhaps the Rio Grande Valley Saturday night.


Contact your local law enforcement at 911 and the National Weather
Service at 1.888.386.7637 to report wildfire outbreaks.



Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
350 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

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-
350 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Winter weather will return to the area starting late tonight. A
Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the eastern Uinta mountains
of northeast Utah where a foot or more of snow is possible from
midnight tonight through Saturday night. A Pacific storm will move
through eastern Utah and into northwestern Colorado late tonight
then move slowly southeast.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

The Pacific storm will continue moving southeast and bring winter
weather to all of eastern Utah and western Colorado. A Winter
Storm Watch was issued for the San Juan mountains for late
Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning where a foot or more of
snowfall is possible. Accumulating snow is likely in all mountain
zones of eastern Utah and western Colorado, while some snow is
possible in the valleys late Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Travel will become treacherous over mountain passes Friday night
with impacts lasting through Sunday morning.

Another weaker storm will affect areas north of Interstate 70
Monday night and Tuesday.

A third storm will approach the Great Basin and central Rockies
late next week.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


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