Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
519 AM MDT Tue Apr 17 2018

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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-
519 AM MDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...Red Flag Warnings for the valleys of west-central and southwest
Colorado until 6 pm MDT...
...Wind Advisories for much of eastern Utah and western Colorado
today...
...Freeze Warnings are in effect tonight for the lower valleys of
west-central Colorado and southeast Utah...

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Critical fire weather conditions are expected across the lower
valleys of west-central and southwest Colorado ahead of a strong
cold front that will be passing through this late this morning and
afternoon. Winds gusting 45 to 60 mph and relative humidity below
15 percent will be widespread. Red Flag Warnings and Wind
Advisories are in effect for parts of the area through late this
afternoon.

Scattered rain and snow showers along with isolated
thunderstorms will also be developing across the northern and
central mountains this afternoon and will persist through this
evening. Freezing temperatures are also expected for the lower
valleys of west-central Colorado and much of southeast Utah
tonight where Freeze warnings are in effect.

See www.weather.gov/gjt for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Another windy day is expected on Thursday, with rain and snow
likely Thursday night and Friday as another Spring storm rolls
through. Drier weather is then expected over the weekend and into
early next week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



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