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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
451 AM MST Thu Jan 17 2019

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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-
451 AM MST Thu Jan 17 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snow will develop over eastern Utah this morning and will spread
eastward across western Colorado this afternoon. The heaviest snow
is expected tonight bringing from 5 to 10 inches of new snow by
Friday morning. Gusty winds will result in blowing and drifting
snow which will create travel difficulties, and may result in
localized hazardous driving conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Snow will continue, mainly over the northern and central mountains
of Colorado. Storm total snowfall is expected to range between 8
and 16 inches with locally higher amounts. The mountains of
eastern Utah along with the plateaus of western Colorado and the
southwest San Juan Mountains can expect snowfall amounts of 6 to
12 inches from this storm. The lower elevations of northwest
Colorado, the upper Colorado River Valley, the Gunnison basin and
lower elevations of La Plata and Archuleta counties could see 3 to
6 inches of snow from this event.

The next chance for snow arrives Monday and possibly again on
Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected today or tonight, however
spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the
National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

$$



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