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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1234 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM HAS BEEN SLOWLY MOVING ACROSS EASTERN
UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO SINCE WEDNESDAY. SNOW HAS OCCURRED IN
NUMEROUS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AREAS AS WELL AS IN THE LOWER VALLEYS.

THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY SNOW AMOUNTS WERE PRIMARILY BASED ON ESTIMATES
FROM AUTOMATED SENSORS CALLED SNOTELS:

EASTERN UNITA MOUNTAINS, 15-28 INCHES.
TAVAPUTS PLATEAU, 12 INCHES.
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS, 5-7 INCHES.
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS, 3-8 INCHES.
FLATTOPS, 4-16 INCHES.
GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS, 8-13 INCHES.
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS, 8-20 INCHES.
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS, 10-22 INCHES, BUT NEAR 30 INCHES AT
   SCHOFIELD PASS.
UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU, 10 INCHES.
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, UP TO 5 INCHES.

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THE FOLLOWING ARE PRELIMINARY 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION REPORTS FROM
WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH, ENDING AROUND 10 AM FRIDAY. THE
FIRST VALUE IS RAINFALL OR WATER AMOUNTS IN SNOW, AND THE SECOND
VALUE IS SNOWFALL, WHEN APPROPRIATE. AMOUNTS ARE IN INCHES.


WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH 24 HOUR STATIONS:

ASPEN,                                   0.81.
CRAIG,                                   0.09.
GRAND JUNCTION,                          0.55.
MEEKER,                                  0.32.
MONTROSE,                                0.22.
RIFLE,                                   0.26.
CANYONLANDS AIRPORT,                     0.14.
VERNAL,                                  0.50.


OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF WESTERN COLORADO:

2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF COLLBRAN,           0.36,     4.1.
COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT,              0.10,     0.1.
4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CRAIG,              0.14,     0.6.
CRESTED BUTTE,                           0.48,     6.7.
3 MILES EAST OF DELTA,                   0.46.
17 MILES WEST OF GLADE PARK,             0.69,     6.0.
6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GRAND JUNCTION,     0.64.
3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GUNNISON,           0.46,     4.5.
MASSADONA,                               0.23.
MONTROSE #2,                             0.17.
NORTHDALE,                               0.06,     1.2.
OURAY,                                   0.13,     1.6.
PALISADE,                                0.55,     1.2.
2 MILES NORTH OF PARADOX,                0.32,     3.2.
1 MILE EAST OF RANGELY,                  0.50.
RIDGWAY,                                 0.08,     1.4.
3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RIFLE,              0.12.
SHOSHONE,                                0.26.
YAMPA,                                   0.11,     2.0.


OFFICIAL CLIMATE STATIONS OF EASTERN UTAH:

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS,       0.65.
CANYONLANDS-THE NECK DISTRICT,           0.70,     4.0.
1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF CASTLE VALLEY,       0.38.
MONTICELLO #2,                           0.06,     0.5.


UNOFFICIAL STATIONS:

COLLBRAN,                                0.42,     4.2.
GOTHIC,                                  0.36,     6.0.
5 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOTCHKISS,          0.47,     4.2.
6 MILES SOUTH OF MESA,                   0.80,     8.0.
1 MILE EAST OF SILT,                     0.04.
1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,   0.01.
4 MILES NORTHEAST OF CEDAREDGE,                    6.0.
15 MILES WEST OF MONTROSE,               0.45,     7.0.


CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK SITES OF WESTERN COLORADO:

30 MILES NORTH OF CRAIG,                 0.03.
2 MILES EAST OF DINOSAUR,                0.01.
15 MILES WEST OF MEEKER,                 0.21.
11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MONTROSE,          0.29.


CLIMATE REFERENCE NETWORK SITES OF EASTERN UTAH:

32 MILES NORTHWEST OF BLUFF,             0.16.


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