Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 1:37 PM MDT on April 23, 2014

...Widespread precipitation and wind expected this weekend...

A two-part late season winter storm will reach eastern Utah early Saturday morning and spread precipitation east into western Colorado during the day Saturday. Erratic winds...rain in the valleys...and snow accumulation at about 9000 feet and higher is expected.

Snow levels will lower Saturday night when a strong cold front moves through from west to east bringing another pulse of energy and moisture through the area. This second weather disturbance late Saturday and early Sunday is expected to produce rain...and accumulating snow potentially as low as 5500 feet. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible with this cold front.

Travel this weekend is anticipated to become difficult through the mountains and possibly even higher valley locations due to accumulating snow and blowing snow. Stay tuned to this developing weather system for more details as the event becomes closer.

Local Storm Report

04/23/2014 1253 am

3 miles E of Rifle, Garfield County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m45 mph, reported by ASOS.

04/22/2014 0900 PM

Douglas Pass, Garfield County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m67 mph, reported by mesonet.

04/22/2014 0833 PM

Douglas Pass, Garfield County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m60 mph, reported by mesonet.

04/22/2014 0118 PM

13 miles SSW of Rangely, Rio Blanco County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m49 mph, reported by mesonet.

04/22/2014 0218 PM

13 miles SSW of Rangely, Rio Blanco County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m49 mph, reported by mesonet.

04/22/2014 1157 am

10 miles NW of Trapper Lake, Rio Blanco County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m49 mph, reported by mesonet.

04/22/2014 0323 PM

18 miles se of Massadona, Rio Blanco County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m45 mph, reported by mesonet.

04/22/2014 0218 PM

13 miles SSW of Rangely, Rio Blanco County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m49 mph, reported by other federal.

Dragon Road RAWS

04/22/2014 0118 PM

13 miles SSW of Rangely, Rio Blanco County.

Non-thunderstorm wind gust m49 mph, reported by other federal.

Dragon Road RAWS

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