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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Pueblo Co
356 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

COZ058>089-093>099-271200-
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Ft-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Ft-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 Ft-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Ft-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Ft-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County above 9000Ft-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Ft-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide below 10000 Ft-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Ft-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below 10000 Ft-
Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Ft-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Ft-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft-
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft-
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft-
Northwestern Fremont County  Above 8500Ft-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Ft-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000Ft-
Wet Mountains above 10000 Ft-
Teller County/Rampart Range above 7500fT/Pike`s Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Ft-Pikes Peak above 11000 Ft-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Ft-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Ft-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
INCLUDING Climax, Leadville, Bonanza, Alpine, Granite, St Elmo,
Salida, Buena Vista, Sargents, North Pass, South Fork, Creede,
Cumbres Pass, Wolf Creek Pass, Center, Del Norte, Alamosa,
Monte Vista, Manassa, La Jara, Antonito, Sanford, San Luis,
Fort Garland, Blanca, La Veta Pass, Poncha Pass, Blanca Peak,
Cuchara, Stonewall, Weston, Spanish Peaks, Coaldale, Cotopaxi,
Hillside, Howard, Swissvale, Texas Creek, Silver Cliff,
Westcliffe, Rye, Woodland Park, Pikes Peak, Canon City, Penrose,
Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Peterson AFB, Pueblo, Walsenburg,
Trinidad, Ordway, Olney Springs, La Junta, Rocky Ford, Branson,
Kim, Eads, Sheridan Lake, Las Animas, Lamar, Springfield,
and Walsh
356 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

...Early Spring storm to bring rain and snow to the region mid
week...

Computer simulations indicate a Spring storm will affect the
region this week. This storm will affect the area starting
Monday evening and last through Wednesday. This storm will likely
bring heavy wet snow to the mountains and beneficial widespread
rain to the lower elevations. The heaviest precipitation with this
storm will occur from late Tuesday evening and last into
Wednesday.

Travel will likely become hazardous in the mountains Tuesday night
into Wednesday. Travel along I-25 across Monument Hill and Raton
Mesa may also become difficult, especially Wednesday morning.

It will be blustery with this storm across the plains, as
northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected Tuesday night and
especially Wednesday.

Some thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday afternoon across the
eastern plains and mountains. At this time these storms are not
expected to be severe. However, if a thunderstorm should move
across one of the many burn scars across the area, then flash
flooding may develop.

Although computer simulations are in very good agreement that a
storm will track east over New Mexico, there is still uncertainty
on the storms exact track. If the storm moves east across central
New Mexico, then areas from highway 50 southward would see the
most impacts. If the storm tracks east across northern New Mexico,
then all of the region will be impacted by this storm.

Please stay tuned for later forecast updates.

$$

Moore

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
217 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

WYZ019-020-022-271000-
Green Mountains and Rattlesnake Range-
Natrona County Lower Elevations-Casper Mountain-
Including the cities of Jeffrey City and Casper
217 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

The next storm system will bring a variety of weather to portions
of central Wyoming by Monday afternoon. Rain showers in the
afternoon and evening followed by rain mixed with snow and wet
snow showers after midnight as winds turn north and colder air
moves in. Generally anywhere from a trace to 2 inches inch could
be found across grassy areas by noon Tuesday with 2 to 4 inches
over the higher terrain of the area including Beaver Rim, the
Green Mountains and Casper Mountain.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
217 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

WYZ028>030-271000-
Rock Springs and Green River-Flaming Gorge-East Sweetwater County-
Including the cities of Rock Springs, Green River, and Wamsutter
217 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

The next storm system will bring a variety of weather to portions
of southern Wyoming Monday morning. Rain or snow showers in the
morning changing to all rain in the afternoon followed by rain
mixed with snow and wet snow showers by late evening as winds
turn north and colder air moves in. Generally anywhere from a
trace to 2 inches inch could be found across grassy areas by noon
Tuesday with 2 to 4 inches over the higher elevations south of
Interstate 80.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Riverton WY
217 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

WYZ008-009-271000-
Bighorn Mountains West-Bighorn Mountains Southeast-
217 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Snow is expected to develop across the Bighorn Mountains
Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday. Snowfall amounts of 3
to 8 inches, locally higher, will be possible over the mountains
above 7000 feet by Tuesday evening. Stay tuned for further updates
as this storm draws closer. Travel over the mountains will likely
become slick, slushy or snow covered Monday night.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
134 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-270745-
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-
Including the cities of Rangely, Dinosaur, Craig, Hayden, Meeker,
Rio Blanco, Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Steamboat Springs,
Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Collbran, De Beque, New Castle,
Mesa, Parachute, Rifle, Silt, Eagle, Edwards, Glenwood Springs,
Carbondale, Basalt, Skyway, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Montrose,
Hotchkiss, Delta, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford,
Trappers Lake, Gunnison, Cimarron, Ridgway, Glade Park,
Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton, Rico, Hesperus, Gateway,
Nucla, Cortez, Dove Creek, Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio,
Pagosa Springs, Blanding, Bluff, Mexican Hat, Manila, Dutch John,
Vernal, Jensen, Ballard, Fort Duchesne, Randlett, Moab,
Castle Valley, Thompson Springs, Monticello,
Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park,
and Fry Canyon
134 PM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

...Mountain snowfall continues through the week...

Two storm systems will take aim at eastern Utah and western
Colorado this week. The first will arrive Monday evening and
continue through early Wednesday, bringing a period of moderate
snowfall to the mountains with rain showers in the valleys. Snow
levels will drop from 8000 feet Tuesday morning to around 7000
feet by the time precipitation ends on Wednesday morning. 6 to 12
inches of snowfall may fall across the San Juans, central Colorado
mountains, and Flat Tops with locally higher amounts in the
highest elevations.

The second storm system will arrive on Thursday evening and will
last through Saturday. This storm will once again bring a period
of accumulating snowfall to all mountain zones, however there is
still uncertainty regarding snowfall totals at this time.

$$

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