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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
435 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-211045-
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-
435 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A return to winterlike conditions is underway across the northern
and central Colorado mountains and the adjacent high valleys in
the wake of a powerful cold front. Much colder temperatures and
periods of heavy snow will occur today with accumulations ranging
from 1 to 4 inches in the high valleys to 6 to 12 inches in the
mountains. Despite recent warmth, slushy and snow-packed roads are
likely and will create hazardous travel, especially over high
mountain passes such as Rabbit Ears Pass and Vail Pass. Winter
Weather Advisories remain in effect until 6 AM MDT Saturday.

Farther south, the concern shifts back to fire weather. Pre-
frontal warmth, dry air and gusty winds will likely result in at
least localized critical fire weather across southeast Utah and
southwest Colorado including the US-160 corridor. A Red Flag
Warning is in effect from 8 AM MDT until 9 PM MDT this evening.

Finally, sub-freezing temperatures tonight will pose a threat to
sensitive agricultural interests across the valleys of northeast
Utah, northwest Colorado and the eastern I-70 corridor from Rifle
to Eagle. A Freeze Warning is in effect from late tonight through
early Saturday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Snow and rain showers will linger across the higher terrain
through the weekend and possibly into early next week as low
pressure remains overhead. After that, a drying and warming trends
follows mid-week and beyond as a ridge of high pressure builds
into the western U.S.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
233 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

COZ004-010-013-202100-
/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-220521T1200Z/
Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops-
Including the cities of Columbine, Hahns Peak, Toponas, Aspen,
Vail, Snowmass, Buford, and Trappers Lake
233 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 11 inches with
  locally higher amounts. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains, Gore and Elk
  Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and Flat Tops.

* WHEN...Until 6 AM MDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. A detailed map of
  the snowfall can be found at: www.weather.gov/gjt/winter.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$



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