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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
315 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

COZ017>023-200915-
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...OURAY...
TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...GATEWAY...
NUCLA...CORTEZ...DOVE CREEK...MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...
IGNACIO...PAGOSA SPRINGS AND VICINITY
315 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

...SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS COULD RISE QUICKLY THIS WEEKEND...

SCATTERED TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO THIS MORNING THROUGH THE EARLY
EVENING HOURS. SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM ABOUT 8500
FEET THIS MORNING TO NEAR 10000 FEET BY NOON. RAIN IS EXPECTED TO
MELT SOME OF THE WINTER SNOWPACK...THEREFORE SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS COULD RISE QUICKLY. USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING THROUGH THE
BACKCOUNTRY OR TRAVELING NEAR LOW-LYING AREAS ALONG SMALL
DRAINAGES. PLEASE RELAY REPORTS OF RISING WATER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN GRAND JUNCTION.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
632 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-201245-
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-
632 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SHOWERS...MORE NUMEROUS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY...WILL OCCUR
TODAY. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TODAY
AND EARLY EVENING. SNOW WILL BE LIMITED TO ABOVE 9000 FEET WITH
ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LIMITED TO THE MOUNTAIN PASSES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE
ON SUNDAY.

TUESDAY...STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL FORM WITH AREAS OF BLOWING
DUST. SOME LOWER ELEVATED MOUNTAIN AREAS MAY BE APPROACHING
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM LOW HUMIDITY AND WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
428 AM PDT SAT APR 19 2014

AZZ001>003-036-CAZ519>527-NVZ014>022-200700-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY-NORTHWEST DESERTS-
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA-EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-
OWENS VALLEY-WHITE MOUNTAINS OF INYO COUNTY-
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK-WESTERN MOJAVE DESERT-
EASTERN MOJAVE DESERT-MORONGO BASIN-CADIZ BASIN-
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY-UPPER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY-
ESMERALDA AND CENTRAL NYE COUNTY-LINCOLN COUNTY-
NORTHEAST CLARK COUNTY-WESTERN CLARK AND SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY-
SHEEP RANGE-SPRING MOUNTAINS-LAS VEGAS VALLEY-
SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY-
428 AM PDT SAT APR 19 2014 /428 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
ARIZONA...CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN NEVADA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE SIERRA AND THE
MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN NEVADA AS WELL AS MOHAVE COUNTY. GUSTY WINDS
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS BUT RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO
REMAIN FAIRLY LIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED SUNDAY AND MONDAY BUT A STORM
SYSTEM WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS TO THE REGION TUESDAY. THERE IS
POTENTIAL FOR MUCH OF THE AREA TO HAVE GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. HAZARDOUS
WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
428 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

AZZ020-021-025-026-CAZ030>033-201200-
LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-
YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK-LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-
RIVERSIDE COUNTY/EASTERN DESERTS-IMPERIAL COUNTY-
428 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014 /428 AM PDT SAT APR 19 2014/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
428 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

AZZ022-023-027-028-201200-
NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
428 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA. A FEW STRONGER WIND GUSTS UP TO 40
MPH MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED AREAS OF BLOWING DUST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
428 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

AZZ024-201200-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
428 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST-CENTRAL ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
THE OUTLOOK AREA. A FEW OF THESE STORMS MAY CONTAIN ISOLATED STRONGER
WIND GUSTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
513 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

NMZ501>540-201200-
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 CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-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-
513 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVES INTO WESTERN NEW MEXICO
TODAY...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY GENERATE
GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ANOTHER ROUND OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...PRIMARILY FROM THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS EAST OUT
ONTO THE NORTHEAST AND EAST-CENTRAL PLAINS.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
324 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-201300-
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-
324 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST FOR
THE REGION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN UTAH SUNDAY.

SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TUESDAY AHEAD OF A
POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM. THESE WINDS
COULD BECOME QUITE STRONG AND GUSTY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...PARTICULARLY OVER SOUTHERN UTAH. THE WINDS WILL ALSO
RESULT IN VERY WARM TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. A SHARP
COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT BRINGING
IN MUCH COLDER AIR AND THE THREAT OF SHOWERS...PRIMARILY OVER
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH. ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND BENCHES...WITH SNOW POSSIBLE IN
THE VALLEYS AS WELL. STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE...BECOMING GUSTY
OUT OF THE NORTHWEST BEHIND THE BOUNDARY.

THERE IS A POTENTIAL OF A HARD FREEZE AT THE END OF THE WORK WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

ROGOWSKI/TRAPHAGAN

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


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1059 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

AZZ024-028-192000-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLOBE...MIAMI...SAN CARLOS...SUPERIOR...
TOP-OF-THE-WORLD...ALSO INCLUDING APACHE...BARTLETT...CANYON...
HORSESHOE...ROOSEVELT...AND SAGUARO LAKES...APACHE JUNCTION...
CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...AND FLORENCE
1059 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT AREAS ACROSS SOUTHERN
GILA COUNTY AND EASTERN PINAL COUNTY INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE...GENERALLY LESS THAN A
TENTH OF AN INCH...BUT THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS TO
AROUND 40 MPH NEAR ANY STRONGER CELLS.

$$

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
1031 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

AZZ506>509-511>514-191945-
SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY-UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING...MAMMOTH...ORACLE...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...WILLCOX...
DOUGLAS...CLIFTON...SAFFORD...MOUNT GRAHAM...CHIRICAHUA NM...
BISBEE...CANELO HILLS...MADERA CANYON...MOUNT LEMMON...
SUMMERHAVEN
1031 AM MST SAT APR 19 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP INTO
THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. THESE STORMS MAY PRODUCE BRIEFLY
MODERATE RAINFALL. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH
THESE STORMS. THE MOVEMENT ON THESE STORMS IS TO THE NORTH-
NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

$$


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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1100 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

NMZ505>509-191900-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...
QUEMADO
1100 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

.NOW...
WIDELY SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH NOON THEN DISSIPATE. SHOWERS IN EASTERN CATRON AND
WESTERN SOCORRO COUNTIES CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTH ACROSS HIGHWAY 60
TOWARD QUEMADO...PIE TOWN...DATIL...THE NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY
OBSERVATORY...THE ALAMO NAVAJO RESERVATION...EL MALPAIS NATIONAL
MONUMENT...AND ACOMA PUEBLO. RAINFALL ACCUMULATION UP TO A TENTH OF
AN INCH ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS TO 40 MPH IS EXPECTED AS THESE STORMS
MOVE THROUGH. ELSEWHERE...EXPECT ISOLATED THUNDER AND LOCAL GUSTS IN
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH NOON.

$$

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