786  
WWUS85 KGJT 022119  
SPSGJT  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
219 PM MST SAT DEC 2 2017  
 
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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-FLAT TOPS-  
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, HAHNS PEAK, TOPONAS, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,  
GRAND JUNCTION, FRUITA, PALISADE, COLLBRAN, DE BEQUE, NEW CASTLE,  
MESA, PARACHUTE, RIFLE, SILT, EAGLE, EDWARDS, GLENWOOD SPRINGS,  
CARBONDALE, BASALT, SKYWAY, ASPEN, VAIL, SNOWMASS, MONTROSE,  
HOTCHKISS, DELTA, CRESTED BUTTE, TAYLOR PARK, MARBLE, BUFORD,  
TRAPPERS LAKE, GUNNISON, CIMARRON, RIDGWAY, GLADE PARK,  
TELLURIDE, OURAY, LAKE CITY, SILVERTON, RICO, HESPERUS, GATEWAY,  
NUCLA, CORTEZ, DOVE CREEK, MANCOS, DURANGO, BAYFIELD, IGNACIO,  
PAGOSA SPRINGS, BLANDING, BLUFF, MEXICAN HAT, MANILA, DUTCH JOHN,  
VERNAL, JENSEN, BALLARD, FORT DUCHESNE, RANDLETT, MOAB,  
CASTLE VALLEY, THOMPSON SPRINGS, MONTICELLO,  
CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK,  
AND FRY CANYON  
219 PM MST SAT DEC 2 2017  
 
A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER IS NEAR. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL  
APPROACH THE REGION ON SUNDAY WITH LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPING IN THE  
MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9000 FEET DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE FRONT WILL  
DROP SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE AREA EARLY SUNDAY NIGHT, CHANGING  
ALL PRECIPITATION TO SNOW BY MONDAY MORNING. CONFIDENCE IS HIGH  
THAT MAXIMUM SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE UNDER 12 INCHES AND THE  
HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE FOCUSED OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF  
COLORADO SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. GRADUALLY LESSER  
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS.  
 
STRONG WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT AHEAD OF  
AND JUST BEHIND THE FRONT. LOWER ELEVATION WINDS WILL GUST 25 TO  
45 MPH WHILE MOUNTAINS WILL HAVE WIND GUSTS GENERALLY 45 TO 65  
MPH, WITH HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE AT FAVORED AND EXPOSED LOCATIONS.  
 
IF CURRENT TRENDS HOLD, ADVISORIES FOR SNOW AND/OR WIND WILL BE  
ISSUED BY SUNDAY MORNING FOR AFFECTED AREAS. THE TREND OF ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL END ON MONDAY AS TEMPERATURES RETURN TO  
NEAR NORMAL FOR EARLY DECEMBER.  
 
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON  
MOUNTAIN PASSES STARTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON. STAY UP TO DATE WITH  
THE FORECAST AT: WEATHER.GOV/GJT  
 

 
 
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