Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
316 PM MDT FRI APR 24 2015

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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...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
316 PM MDT FRI APR 24 2015

...WET AND COOLER WEEKEND AHEAD FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO...

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL TAPER OFF TEMPORARILY THIS EVENING
BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS LATER TONIGHT. A
LINE OF SHOWERS IS EXPECTED TO REACH NORTHEAST UTAH AROUND MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT AND TREK EASTWARD INTO WESTERN COLORADO BY DAYBREAK.

A STRONGER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CURRENTLY ALONG THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST COAST WILL STRENGTHEN AND DIVE SOUTH THROUGH EASTERN
NEVADA AND WESTERN UTAH SATURDAY TO EASTERN ARIZONA SUNDAY...AND
THEN MOVE EAST ACROSS NEW MEXICO SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT
AND SUNDAY BRINGING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS...A FEW THUNDERSTORMS...AND
COOLER TEMPERATURES.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH THE
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS FAVORED TO RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
OVER ITS HIGHEST ELEVATIONS. VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST INTO MONDAY BUT WILL FOCUS NEARER
THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.

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