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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
303 AM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-272115-
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
303 AM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

...WET WEATHER CONTINUES TODAY WITH HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE...

AN UNSEASONABLY COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BE PASSING ACROSS
EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO TODAY. MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND
THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS
APPROACHING AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS OF NORTHEAST
UTAH AND NORTHWEST COLORADO BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS...COLDER AIR FILTERING INTO THE REGION
WILL ALLOW THE RAIN TO FLIP OVER TO SNOW AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 12000
FEET. THE BEST CHANCE FOR SNOW WILL BE THIS MORNING...BEFORE
TEMPERATURES MODERATE AND ANY SNOW CHANGES BACK OVER TO RAIN.

THIS FALL-LIKE SYSTEM WILL BE EXITING THE REGION TONIGHT WITH
DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER MOVING BACK IN AS THE WEEKEND APPROACHES.
ANYONE HEADED UP INTO THE HIGH COUNTRY TODAY SHOULD BE PREPARED
FOR COOL AND WET CONDITIONS...ALONG WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF
ENCOUNTERING SOME WET SNOW. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS
STORM VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/GJT OR FOLLOW US ON
FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
519 AM MDT TUE AUG 26 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-271200-
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-
519 AM MDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR
SOUTHWEST COLORADO...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
TONIGHT. HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL FROM THE STRONGEST STORMS...POSSIBLY
PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO. AS
A RESULT...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SOUTHWEST
COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. SMALL
HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS TO NEAR 50 MPH WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE FROM ANY
STORMS THAT DEVELOP.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH
OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. GUSTY
WINDS...HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL WILL ACCOMPANY THE STRONGEST STORMS.
COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO MOVE BACK INTO THE BY MIDWEEK.

DRIER WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO MOVE BACK IN THURSDAY AND REMAIN IN
PLACE THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEMS WILL CLIP
NORTHEAST UTAH AND NORTHWEST COLORADO SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY MONDAY BRINGING ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RELAY RAINFALL AMOUNTS OR ANY OBSERVED
FLOODING TO THE GRAND JUNCTION FORECAST OFFICE.

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