Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
946 AM MDT Thu Apr 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-
946 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong south to southwest winds will develop by mid-morning and
continue through late this evening as a strong storm approaches
from the west. The winds will accompany very low humidities and
the pre-existing dry vegetation. This will result in critical
fire weather conditions this afternoon and evening over many of
the valleys in western Colorado where fuels are critically dry.

As the storm approaches the chance of rain and snow will increase

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Rain and snow will develop early Friday morning. Snow levels will
lower through the day as colder air moves in from the west.
Significant snow accumulations are possible above 9000 feet in
much of the Colorado mountain ranges along the Continental Divide.
Showers will affect much of the rest of western Colorado and
eastern Utah on Friday before dry weather moves in for the
weekend and into next week.


Spotter activation will not be needed however spotters are
encouraged to report any snowfall to the National Weather Service.


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