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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
242 AM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

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-
242 AM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Localized critical fire weather conditions are possible north of
I-70 this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A quick moving system could bring some light high elevation
snowfall to the northern Colorado mountains Thursday afternoon
and evening with localized critical fire weather conditions
possible south of I-70. A much stronger and slower system is
looking more probable to move through the region this weekend.
Valley rainfall and mountain snowfall could be more widespread if
trends in this storm continue to come together.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


Air Quality Alert

San Juan-
410 PM MDT Tue Oct 20 2020


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has
issued the following...

WHAT...Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke.

WHERE...San Juan County. Locations include, but are not limited to

WHEN...900 AM Tuesday October 20 to 900 AM Wednesday October 21

IMPACTS...Moderate to heavy smoke can be expected Tuesday morning
for locations near the Ice wildfire, including Silverton. With
light west to northwesterly transport winds Tuesday afternoon,
smoke will move towards areas immediately downwind to the east and
southeast of the fire. This will result in continued periods of
moderate to heavy smoke for the Silverton area through Wednesday

HEALTH INFORMATION...Public Health Recommendations: If smoke is
thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain
indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease,
respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider
limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present.
Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is
making you ill. If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in
your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.


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