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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
544 AM MDT Thu May 19 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-
544 AM MDT Thu May 19 2022

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Gusty winds will move in today with gusts for northern areas
reaching between 55 to 60 mph. A High Wind Warning is in effect
to account for these winds. Central valley locations will see
gusts up to 50 mph so wind advisories remain in effect for those
areas.

Red Flag Warnings also remain in effect this afternoon for SE UT
and SW CO due to the winds, low humidities and critical fuels.

Finally, a strong cold front will bring much colder temperatures
to the region and will cause some accumulating snow for the
northern and central mountains as well as the Flat Tops. 6 to 11
inches of new snow is expected so winter weather advisories remain
in effect for those areas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

A quick system moves in Monday and may bring some very isolated
showers to the Continental Divide. Once it passes through, high
pressure builds in bringing a return to warmer temperatures.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
355 AM MDT Thu May 19 2022

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/O.CON.KGJT.WW.Y.0013.220520T0600Z-220521T1200Z/
Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-Flat Tops-
Including the cities of Columbine, Vail, Buford,
and Trappers Lake
355 AM MDT Thu May 19 2022

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 6 AM MDT SATURDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow expected above 8500 feet. Total snow accumulations
  of 5 to 11 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains.

* WHEN...From midnight Thursday night to 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.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://weather.gov/gjt



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