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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
229 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

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-
229 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Expect periods of lower elevation rain and snow at higher
elevations today and tonight as a strong Pacific storm moves
through the area. Snow levels will lower through the day as colder
air moves in from the west. Significant snow accumulations are
possible above 9000 feet in much of the Colorado mountain ranges
along the Continental Divide and over the Eastern Uinta mountains.

Showers will affect much of the rest of western Colorado and
eastern Utah today and tonight with clearing starting over eastern
Utah late tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Weather conditions will improve Saturday at the Pacific storm
moves east. Dry weather is expected Sunday with a slight chance of
showers over northern Utah and Colorado Monday and Monday night.

A chance of showers will continue in the mountains through
Thursday with mainly dry conditions at lower elevations.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1020 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
1020 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

ABOVE 10000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snowfall of 6 to 9 inches
  expected. Total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 inches, with
  localized amounts up to 18 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan

* WHEN...Through 6 AM MDT Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  including during the morning commute today, over mountain
  passes, especially Red Mountain, Coal Bank and Molas Passes.
  Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.



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