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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
342 AM MDT Sat May 27 2023

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-
342 AM MDT Sat May 27 2023

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms will develop over the higher terrain of
northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado this afternoon with
coverage less than previous days. Gusty winds will be the main
threat, though frequent lightning and brief heavy rain will still
be possible. Activity will diminish after sunset or shortly after.
Localized red flag conditions will be possible this afternoon due
to increased winds and low humidities, though fuels are not

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Showers and thunderstorms are possible each afternoon and evening
through early next week over the Uinta Mountains and along the
Divide in Colorado through Tuesday. Beginning Wednesday, showers
and thunderstorms will spread west from the Divide, becoming
widely scattered across eastern Utah and Western Colorado by
Friday. Rivers and creeks will continue to run high through early
June due to snowmelt for much of the area. Localized red flag
conditions will be possible each afternoon through Wednesday due
to increased winds and low humidities, though fuels are not


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
228 PM MDT Fri May 26 2023

...The Flood Advisory is extended for the following rivers in

  Colorado River near CO-UT State Line affecting Mesa and Grand

.Warm temperatures will continue to melt snowpack and lead to
elevated river flows until futher notice.


Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks, and please heed all
trail and roadway closures.

Water levels along the Colorado will continue to run high with fast
flows and flooding in some areas. Please use caution if recreating
on or camping near the river. High water often occurs at night and
river conditions may change rapidly.


228 PM MDT Fri May 26 2023


* WHAT...Minor flooding caused by snowmelt continues.

* WHERE...Colorado River near CO-UT State Line.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* 10.0 ft, minor flooding is expected between Redlands
  and Loma. Sections of the Riverfront Pedestrian/Bike Trail become
  inundated with water between Fruita and Loma. 12.00 ft, low-land flooding is likely between the
Redlands and Loma, multiple sections of the bike path along the
Colorado River may be inundated and become impassable. Water levels
approach bridge structures along I-70, between Fruita and Loma.

  - At 1:45 PM MDT Friday the stage was 12.1 feet.
  - Forecast...The river will oscillate near bankfull stage with
    a maximum value of 12.5 feet Sunday morning.

  - Action stage is 12.5 feet.
  - Flood stage is 15.0 feet.


LAT...LON 3916 10891 3905 10908 3914 10909 3925 10888
      3908 10857 3904 10861



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