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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
323 PM MDT WED JUN 3 2015

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-040930-
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
323 PM MDT WED JUN 3 2015

...WET WEEKEND IN STORE FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO...

AFTER A WEEK OF RELATIVELY DRY CONDITIONS...A RETURN TO MORE WET
WEATHER IS IN STORE FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO THIS
WEEKEND. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BE STRENGTHENING ALONG THE
WEST COAST AND DROPPING SOUTH TOWARD SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL EVENTUALLY DRAW TROPICAL MOISTURE
NORTHEASTWARD FROM TWO TROPICAL STORMS IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC.

MOISTURE FROM TROPICAL STORM ANDRES WILL REACH THE FOUR CORNERS
REGION LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE FORECAST
AREA ON FRIDAY. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE THROUGH
SATURDAY. THE SOUTHERN VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS WILL SEE THE BEST
POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL.

SUNDAY...THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE BLANCA MAY BE SWEPT NORTHWARD
INTO THE REGION. FORECAST CONFIDENCE REMAINS LOW WITH THIS
MOISTURE SURGE AS CURRENT MODELS DRIVE THE DEEPEST MOISTURE TO
OUR SOUTHEAST.

RECENT HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOWMELT...COMBINED WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
HEAVY RAINFALL WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING...
ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALLER CREEKS AND STREAMS. REMEMBER...IF YOU
ENCOUNTER WATER OVER ROADS...TURN AROUND DONT DROWN.

ANYONE PLANNING WEEKEND ACTIVITIES ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND
WESTERN COLORADO SHOULD OBTAIN THE LATEST FORECASTS BEFORE
VENTURING OUT. FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GJT. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
WHERE FREQUENT MESSAGES WILL BE POSTED AS THIS EVENT UNFOLDS.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
521 AM MST WED JUN 3 2015

AZZ020>028-CAZ030>033-041400-
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-
NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK-LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS-IMPERIAL COUNTY-
521 AM MST WED JUN 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST-CENTRAL
ARIZONA...EXTREME SOUTHWEST ARIZONA...EXTREME WEST-CENTRAL
ARIZONA...SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA...SOUTHWEST ARIZONA...WEST-CENTRAL
ARIZONA...EXTREME SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA.

NOTE: AFTER JUNE 30 2015 THIS PRODUCT WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED BY NWS
PHOENIX. THE SPOTTER ACTIVATION STATEMENT IS NOW AVAILABLE AS PART OF
THE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION (AFDPSR). ALSO VISIT US ON
FACEBOOK...TWITTER AND AT WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO WEATHER HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

UNSETTLED WEATHER IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION LATE THIS WEEK
THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK AS MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH TWO TROPICAL
SYSTEMS IS DRAWN INTO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST. STORM CHANCES WILL
INCREASE FROM PHOENIX EASTWARD LATE THURSDAY THROUGH LATE FRIDAY.
WHILE CONDITIONS SHOULD DRY OUT SLIGHTLY THIS WEEKEND...ANOTHER ROUND
OF SHOWERS AND STORMS IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION EARLY NEXT
WEEK. PRIMARY HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF THESE STORMS IS BRIEF
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND MINOR FLOODING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
528 AM MDT WED JUN 3 2015

NMZ501>540-041200-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
528 AM MDT WED JUN 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME NUMEROUS ACROSS CENTRAL AND
WESTERN AREAS THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK AS A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WEST OF NEW MEXICO AND A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM TO THE EAST
FUNNEL RICH SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE NORTHWARD. SOME STORMS WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING AROUND 1 INCH OF RAIN IN LESS THAN AN HOUR
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. MOISTURE MAY CONTINUE TO INCREASE MONDAY AND
TUESDAY WITH SOME STORMS PRODUCING RAIN RATES OVER 1 INCH PER
HOUR. BY THEN...THE GROUND WILL BE SATURATED IN MANY LOCATIONS
WITH A THREAT OF MINOR FLOODING IN GENERAL AND FLASH FLOODING IN
AND BELOW BURN SCARS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND ANY FLOODING
THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
514 AM MDT WED JUN 3 2015

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-041200-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
514 AM MDT WED JUN 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER
THE NORTHERN OUTLOOK AREA IN THE AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO THE
EVENING BEFORE ENDING. SOME OF THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HAIL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM WILL START TO IMPACT THE AREA ON FRIDAY.
THIS STORM LOOKS LIKE IT WILL TAP TROPICAL MOISTURE AND BRING A
THREAT OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTHERN AND
EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

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