La Plata County, CO
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Special Weather Statement
COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-190015-
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
508 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

...SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH ANOTHER STORM POSSIBLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY...

INCLEMENT WEATHER WILL BE HANGING AROUND EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK AS A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS
MOVE THROUGH THE REGION. WEAK WAVES OF ENERGY WILL BRING SOME
LIGHT SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE END OF THIS WEEK WITH A
BRIEF BREAK ARRIVING SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL BE SWINGING AROUND
TO THE NORTHWEST SENDING A SERIES OF VERY MOIST DISTURBANCES INTO
THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO. THIS
FAVORABLE WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH THE PACIFIC MOISTURE MAY RESULT
IN A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM VAIL PASS
NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING STATE LINE NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. EARLY
INDICATIONS SUGGEST WELL OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LATE TUESDAY EVENING.

LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODELS ARE SUGGESTING ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS
THROUGH THE REGION CHRISTMAS EVE OR ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS SYSTEM
WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SNOW TO EVEN THE LOWER VALLEYS
OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

WITH HEAVY HOLIDAY TRAVEL ANTICIPATED...THE IMPACT FROM ANY
SNOWFALL LATE THIS WEEKEND THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY MAY RESULT IN
SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. PLAN AHEAD AND CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST
BEFORE TRAVELING ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.

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