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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 8:27 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 27, 2014


... Winter Storm Watch remains 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.




Special Statement

Statement as of 3:15 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 5:15 AM EDT on April 25, 2014


... Widespread precipitation and strong winds this weekend...

A strong late season wintry storm will bring strong winds and
widespread showers to the region this weekend. Southwest winds
will become gusty Friday into Saturday. Moisture increases over
the forecast area Friday night into Saturday. Colder unsettled air
on Saturday brings increasing showers with late-day thunderstorms
possible. Snow accumulations are expected in the higher
mountains on Saturday.

Snow levels plummet Saturday evening when a strong cold front
sweeps through the region. Snow accumulation is possible over most
mountain locations and possibly into the higher valleys. Snow
showers may linger in the Colorado mountains and high valleys into
Monday.

Travel this weekend may become difficult through the mountains
and possibly even higher valley locations due to accumulating snow
and blowing snow. Monitor the latest forecasts on this developing
weather system at our website www.Weather.Gov/gjt.


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.


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Alabama - Special Statement
Alaska - Record Report
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - High Wind Watch , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Connecticut - Freeze Warning
Delaware - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning
Georgia - Flood Warning
Illinois - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Montana - Record Report
Nebraska - Special Statement
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Fire Weather Warning
New Hampshire - Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Freeze Warning , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch
New York - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning
North Carolina - Flood Advisory
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Record Report
Ohio - Record Report
Oregon - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Freeze Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Texas - High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch
Utah - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Vermont - Flood Warning
Washington - Areal Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Special Statement