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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
350 AM MDT WED AUG 17 2022  
 
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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-  
350 AM MDT WED AUG 17 2022  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN  
COLORADO.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TODAY AND TONIGHT  
 
THUNDERSTORMS WILL FORM OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN MAINLY TO THE  
SOUTH OF I-70 THIS AFTERNOON AND DRIFT OVER VALLEY FLOORS BY  
EVENING. HEAVY RAINFALL, GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS, AND FREQUENT  
LIGHTNING WILL REMAIN THE GREATEST THREAT WITH THESE STORMS.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY  
 
MORE OF A DOWNTURN IN STORM ACTIVITY AND COVERAGE IS EXPECTED  
THURSDAY WITH STORMS CONFINED TO SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST  
COLORADO AS DRIER AIR EXPANDS SOUTHWARD. THIS WILL BE BRIEF AS A  
DISTURBANCE MOVING IN FROM THE WEST WILL HELP BRING DEEPER  
MOISTURE NORTHWARD AGAIN FRIDAY THROUGH THE COMING WEEKEND,  
RESULTING IN MORE WIDESPREAD STORM COVERAGE. THERE IS A POTENTIAL  
FOR LOCALIZED FLOODING, ESPECIALLY OVER STEEP TERRAIN, BURN  
SCARS, AND SATURATED SOILS DURING THIS PERIOD.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.  
 

 
 
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