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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
137 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-240745-
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RANGELY...DINOSAUR...CRAIG...HAYDEN...
MEEKER...RIO BLANCO...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND VICINITY...GRAND JUNCTION...FRUITA...
PALISADE...RIFLE...SILT...PARACHUTE...MESA...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
CEDAREDGE...DELTA...HOTCHKISS...MONTROSE...CRESTED BUTTE...
TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE...GUNNISON...
CIMARRON...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...GATEWAY...NUCLA...CORTEZ...
DOVE CREEK...MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...
PAGOSA SPRINGS AND VICINITY...BLANDING...BLUFF...MEXICAN HAT...
MANILA...DUTCH JOHN...VERNAL...JENSEN...BALLARD...FORT DUCHESNE...
RANDLETT...MOAB...CASTLE VALLEY...THOMPSON SPRINGS...
MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
137 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION AND WIND EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

A TWO-PART LATE SEASON WINTER STORM WILL REACH EASTERN UTAH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING AND SPREAD PRECIPITATION EAST INTO WESTERN
COLORADO DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. ERRATIC WINDS...RAIN IN THE
VALLEYS...AND SNOW ACCUMULATION AT ABOUT 9000 FEET AND HIGHER IS
EXPECTED.

SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN A STRONG COLD FRONT
MOVES THROUGH FROM WEST TO EAST BRINGING ANOTHER PULSE OF ENERGY
AND MOISTURE THROUGH THE AREA. THIS SECOND WEATHER DISTURBANCE
LATE SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAIN...AND
ACCUMULATING SNOW POTENTIALLY AS LOW AS 5500 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THIS COLD FRONT.

TRAVEL THIS WEEKEND IS ANTICIPATED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THROUGH
THE MOUNTAINS AND POSSIBLY EVEN HIGHER VALLEY LOCATIONS DUE TO
ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. STAY TUNED TO THIS DEVELOPING
WEATHER SYSTEM FOR MORE DETAILS AS THE EVENT BECOMES CLOSER.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
613 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-241215-
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-
613 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TODAY MAINLY OVER THE
COLORADO MOUNTAINS.

LOCALIZED FREEZING TEMPERATURES NEAR DAYBREAK ARE EXPECTED FOR
THE LOWER VALLEYS...WHICH MAY THREATEN TENDER VEGETATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY

FRIDAY...FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY APPROACH CRITICAL FOR SOME
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO...DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY AND
INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS.

SATURDAY...A POTENTIALLY STRONG SPRING STORM WILL BRING STRONG
GUSTY WINDS TO THE REGION ON SATURDAY. SHOWERS WILL BE DEVELOPING
FROM THE WEST AND SPREAD EASTWARD DURING THE DAY.

RAIN AND SNOW IS LIKELY FOR THE WESTERN COLORADO MOUNTAINS ON
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE
9000 FEET. COOLER AND UNSETTLED CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO
MONDAY...ESPECIALLY FOR NORTHWEST COLORADO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT EXCESSIVE WIND OR ANY OBSERVED
WIND RELATED DAMAGE TO THE GRAND JUNCTION FORECAST OFFICE.

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