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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
529 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

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-
529 AM MST Fri Jan 18 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snow will continue over much of the area this morning with
snowfall becoming more concentrated over the Colorado mountains
and portions of the northwest Colorado plateau. 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 central Yampa River basin in northwest Colorado can
expect 5 to 9 inches. Elsewhere, the upper Colorado River Valley,
the Gunnison basin and lower elevations of La Plata and Archuleta
counties can expect 3 to 6 inches of snow from this event. Gusty
winds will result in blowing and drifting snow which will create
travel difficulties, and may result in localized hazardous driving

Light snow is expected to linger along the Continental Divide this
evening with just scattered showers remaining over the northwest
Colorado mountains late tonight. Additional accumulations are
expected to be light.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Light snow showers will linger over the Elkhead, Park and Flat Top
Mountains on Saturday with just a few showers possible over the
Gore Range. Snow becomes likely for much of eastern Utah and
western Colorado on Monday. Then occasional scattered light snow
is expected off and on over the forecast area from Tuesday into


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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