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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
618 AM MDT Thu Mar 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-
618 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Accumulating snow is expected above around 6000-6500 feet today.
Winter driving conditions can be expected across all high
elevations roadways above around 7000 feet.

A combination of rain and snow melt will cause rivers across
northern Utah to run swift and cold. Use extreme caution near
these waterways, and be particularly mindful of children and

Gusty northwest winds are possible for portions of the west
desert today and across the western Uinta Basin and Castle
Country tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Another cool and wet storm is expected on Saturday and again
during the first half of next week.


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


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

For information on potential road travel impacts visit...

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
621 AM MST Thu Mar 23 2017

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-
621 AM MST Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for Apache...Coconino...
Northern Gila...Navajo...and Yavapai Counties in Northern

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A weather system will move slowly across Arizona today, then east
of the state by mid evening. A band of rain and snow will move
across central and eastern Arizona this morning, with moderate
snow accumulations above 6500 feet. Showers will redevelop this
afternoon over much of northern Arizona, with snow levels near
6000 feet. Most areas above 6000 feet will see only localized
light accumulation of up to an inch or two, though persistent
showers could affect isolated areas resulting in heavier amounts.
Winter driving conditions will affect many areas above 6000 feet
this morning, with more localized and brief winter driving
conditions this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...Another
weather disturbance could bring additional light showers on
Saturday with snow levels in the 7000 to 8000 foot range. Fair
weather returns Sunday, then more unsettled conditions are
possible early next work week.


Spotters are encouraged to report significant weather according to
standard operating procedures.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Elko NV
329 AM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Humboldt County-Northern Elko County-Southeastern Elko County-
Ruby Mountains/East Humboldt Range-White Pine County-
Northern Lander County and Northern Eureka County-
Southern Lander County and Southern Eureka County-
Southwestern Elko County-South Central Elko County-
Northwestern Nye County-Northeastern Nye County-
329 AM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Nevada...north
central Nevada...northeast Nevada...northwest Nevada and south
central Nevada.

.Day One...Today and Tonight.

Winter Weather Advisories continue across the Ruby Mountains and
portions of Central Nevada through 11 AM this morning. Snow will
continue to diminish with no further impacts expected this

.Days Two through Seven...Friday through Wednesday.

By late Friday morning, the next system moves in from the
northwest with additional valley rain and mountain snow.
Confidence is growing that amounts with this next event will need
additional winter headlines for the Ruby mountains and portions
of Central Nevada. This system will exit the region Saturday
morning with another brief dry period on Sunday.

A more potent system looks to move in for Monday with enough
instability for the potential of thunderstorms. This system will
need to be monitored over the next several days.


Spotters are asked to report weather phenomena according to
standard operating procedure.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
425 AM MDT Thu Mar 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-
425 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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 this afternoon for the Sangre De
Cristos...the northeast and east central plains where low humidities
combined with strong winds and above normal temperatures will create
critical fire weather conditions.

A storm system deepening across the Great Basin will arrive in New
Mexico today strengthening as it crosses the state before departing
Friday. Strong to damaging southwest winds are anticipated this
afternoon until sunset across much of central and eastern New Mexico.
Rain and mountain snow will favor the western and northern mountains

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Temperatures will turn cooler with lingering snow showers across the
northern mountains and persistent strong winds central and east on
Friday. Activity will gradually taper down Friday evening as the
system exits to the east. Two more upper level systems will bring
windier, wetter and cooler conditons to New Mexico Saturday night and
Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
308 AM MDT Thu Mar 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-
308 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A strong Pacific storm will bring increasing valley rain and
mountain snow mainly above 8000 feet. Isolated to scattered
thunderstorms are likely ahead of and along a strong cold front
that will move through late this afternoon and evening. The best
chance of precipitation will occur over eastern Utah this morning
and spread eastward across western Colorado this afternoon and
evening. There is potential for hazardous winter driving
conditions over the high mountain passes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Friday and Saturday...Precipitation will decrease from west to
east around midnight on Friday with scattered rain and snow
showers ending in the Colorado mountains Friday morning. Saturday
should be drier but becoming breezy.

Sunday and Tuesday...Another series of Pacific storm systems will
move through the area bringing a continued potential for more
winter weather and hazardous driving conditions over the mountain


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Riverton WY
207 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Yellowstone National Park-Absaroka Mountains-Cody Foothills-
North Big Horn Basin-Southwest Big Horn Basin-
Southeast Big Horn Basin-Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains-
Bighorn Mountains West-Bighorn Mountains Southeast-
Northeast Johnson County-Southeast Johnson County-
Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains-Jackson Hole-
Wind River Mountains West-Wind River Mountains East-
Upper Wind River Basin-Wind River Basin-Lander Foothills-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Natrona County Lower Elevations-Casper Mountain-Star Valley-
Salt River and Wyoming Ranges-Upper Green River Basin Foothills-
Upper Green River Basin-South Lincoln County-
Rock Springs and Green River-Flaming Gorge-East Sweetwater County-
207 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017




This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Some flooding may occur along creeks, streams, and low-lying
areas across western and southwest Wyoming below 7500 feet. Please
see Flood Watch and Warning for details.

Significant snowfall may occur across portions of the central and
northern Wyoming above 6500 feet. Please see Winter Weather
Advisories for details.

Isolated afternoon thunderstorms possible across portions of
southern Wyoming.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Minor flooding continues possible due to snowmelt and additional
rain and snowfall through Thursday along creeks, streams, and
low-lying areas across western and southwest Wyoming below 7500

Saturday and Sunday...The next Pacific storm system will spread
precipitation into the west on Saturday in the form of mountain
snow showers and a mix of rain and snow showers in the valleys.
Mountain passes will likely become slick or slushy with snowfall
Saturday across the west. A cold front will plunge south across
central Wyoming Saturday night with areas of light snow possible.


Spotters are requested to report flooding or other significant
weather. Thank you!


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