Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
458 AM MDT Fri Mar 16 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-
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
458 AM MDT Fri Mar 16 2018


Southwest winds will increase Saturday afternoon ahead of another
storm system set to bring more unsettled weather to the region
Saturday evening through Sunday evening. Precipitation will start
off as rain in the lower valleys with snow in the mountains,
changing over to all snow by Sunday afternoon as the system and
associated cold front moves through. Thunderstorms remain
possible as well, with some areas seeing locally higher amounts
and possibly some small hail. Snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8
inches in most mountain areas look possible. Amounts for the
valleys are still uncertain but some areas could pick up a couple
inches when the front moves through or under stronger
precipitation bands. Snow levels look to start out between 6,000
and 7,000 feet MSL before dropping to valley floors with the cold
front passage late Sunday morning into the afternoon. Travel will
be impacted, especially over the mountain passes on Sunday, so be
prepared for winter driving conditions.


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