867  
WWUS85 KGJT 132210  
SPSGJT  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
310 PM MST TUE FEB 13 2018  
 
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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  
310 PM MST TUE FEB 13 2018  
 
...ADDITIONAL SNOW POSSIBLE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY  
ACROSS THE COLORADO ROCKIES...  
 
A WEATHER SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN  
COLORADO FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
THURSDAY NIGHT. THE RAIN SNOW LINE IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR 7000  
FEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEFORE THE RAIN SNOW LINE DROPS THROUGHOUT  
THE DAY THURSDAY. FORECAST MODELS HAVE BACKED THE START TIME OF  
WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE WESTERN  
COLORADO MOUNTAINS, WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY  
MORNING. VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL ACCOMPANY SNOWFALL ABOVE 9000  
FEET, WITH BLOWING SNOW POTENTIALLY REDUCING VISIBILITY THROUGHOUT  
THE DAY THURSDAY.  
 
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WITH THIS WEATHER SYSTEM IS EXPECTED ACROSS  
THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS WITH AMOUNTS UP TO A  
FOOT POSSIBLE ABOVE 10000 FEET. TRAVEL COULD BECOME DIFFICULT  
ACROSS I-70 AND MANY OTHER HIGHWAYS CROSSING HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES  
THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. THERE IS STILL  
SIGNIFICANT SPREAD IN POSSIBLE SNOW AMOUNTS, BUT STAY TUNED TO  
UPDATES AS THE SOLUTION BECOMES CLEARER.  
 

 
 
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