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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 3:31 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 27, 2014


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Sunday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a late-
season Winter Storm Watch... which is in effect from Saturday
morning through Sunday afternoon.

* Timing... rain and snow will spread across the watch area Saturday
morning. Greatest snow accumulations are expected Saturday night
with precipitation decreasing from the west by Sunday afternoon.

* Snow accumulation... 6 to 12 inches are possible by Sunday
evening.

* Snow level... around 9000 feet on Saturday then lowering to
mountain bases Saturday night.

* Winds... south to southwest 15 to 25 mph Saturday becoming
northwest by Sunday.

* Visibility... reduced to less than a mile in periods of heavier
snow.

* Impacts... roads will likely become slushy and eventually
snowpacked Saturday night... hindering travel over mountain
passes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulations and/or blowing snow that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.




Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:56 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on April 25, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Friday for
gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels for fire weather zone
292 below 9000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a red
flag warning for gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels...
which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MDT Friday.

* Affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 292 North Fork
forecast area below 9000 feet.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 9 to 14 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will become favorable for rapid fire
spread and an increased chance of escape. Agricultural and other
Burns should be postponed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Please advise the appropriate officials and affected field
personnel of this red flag warning.



For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.Gov/gjt (all lower case)


Record Report

Statement as of 5:01 AM MDT on April 24, 2014


... New low temperature record set...

At 4:54 am, the temperature in Grand Junction, as measured at the
Grand Junction regional Airport, dropped to 28 degrees. This sets a
new record low temperature for April 24, breaking the old record of
29 degrees, last reached in 1958.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:45 PM MDT on April 24, 2014


... Record low temperatures this morning...


In western Colorado...

At Grand Junction regional Airport, the low temperature was 28.
This set a new record low for April 24, breaking the previous
record of 29, set in 1958.

At Grand Junction 6ese, the low temperature was 29. This tied
the record low, last set in 1995.



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