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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
914 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ001>003-006>014-017-020-UTZ025-027>029-211715-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND
BATTLEMENT MESAS-PARADOX VALLEY/LITTLE DOLORES RIVER-CENTRAL GUNNISON
AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER
BASIN-FLATTOPS-WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER
BASIN-UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU/DALLAS
DIVIDE-GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-GRAND
VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-TAVAPUTS
PLATEAU-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
914 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.NOW...

AT 910 AM MST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A BAND OF HEAVIER SNOW
STRETCHING FROM MEEKER ALONG INTERSTATE 70 DOWN TO ARCHES NATIONAL
PARK. THIS BAND IS MOVING QUICKLY TO THE SOUTHEAST AND WILL DROP
VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A 1/2 MILE AT TIMES.  SOME ACCUMULATIONS ON
GRASSY SURFACES IS POSSIBLE AND ALONG I-70 FROM DEBEQUE CANYON
EASTWARD.  THE GRAND VALLEY AND AREAS TO THE WEST AND SOUTH WILL
MELT ON ANY ROAD SURFACES.


$$

TGR




Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
803 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ007-008-212315-
/O.EXT.KGJT.WS.W.0019.141221T1503Z-141223T0100Z/
DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIFLE...SILT...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE
803 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING WITH OCCASIONAL BREAKS
  UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON WHEN MORE STEADY SNOW WILL FALL. SNOW WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL
  TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS INCLUDING INTERSTATE 70. THE COMBINATION OF
  SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT VISIBILITY BELOW 1
  MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
521 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-221300-
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-FLATTOPS-
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-
521 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...NUMEROUS WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT
FOR MUCH OF WESTERN COLORADO AND NORTHEAST UTAH THROUGH MONDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SNOW WILL BE DEVELOPING OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS OF
WESTERN COLORADO AND NORTHEAST UTAH TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY
TONIGHT. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS TO NEAR 50 MPH WILL ALSO CREATE
WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES. THE
LOWER VALLEYS CAN EXPECT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS TO PICK UP
THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. PLEASE VISIT OUR
WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/GJT FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE
MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS OF WESTERN COLORADO THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING. THE SNOW ENDS BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WITH SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH UP TO A
FOOT POSSIBLE FOR THE HIGHER VALLEYS.

ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON CHRISTMAS DAY
BRINGING A CHANCE OF SNOW TO MUCH OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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