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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
436 AM MDT Sun May 22 2022

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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-
436 AM MDT Sun May 22 2022

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Freezing temperatures in the high valleys of northwest Colorado
and the Colorado River basin will continue to pose a threat to
sensitive vegetation early this morning. This threat will end by
mid-morning as temperatures rise above freezing. Otherwise,
critical fire weather will be the primary impact today across
east-central Utah, southeast Utah and portions of southwest
Colorado. A Red Flag Warning is in effect. Isolated to scattered
rain/snow showers will linger off an on across the higher terrain
of northeast Utah and the Continental Divide through the day and
night. Any additional snow accumulations will be light with
limited impacts to travel.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Risks for gusty afternoon winds and localized critical fire
weather will remain through mid-week as multiple disturbances
pass through eastern Utah and western Colorado. Off and on showers
will persist across the high terrain, favoring the Continental
Divide, through Tuesday. A warming trend then begins for Wednesday
and beyond with temperatures climbing back to well above seasonal
norms. A strong Pacific storm is then likely to crash into the
Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies Friday into Saturday. This
will result in a tightening pressure gradient across the Four
Corners and a heightened potential for more widespread strong
winds and critical fire weather.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



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