Four Corners/Upper Dolores River Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 3:41 PM MST on December 18, 2014

...Significant mountain snowfall possible Sunday afternoon into Tuesday...with another storm possible on Christmas day...

Inclement weather will be hanging around eastern Utah and western Colorado for at least another week as a series of Pacific storms move through the region. Light snow will remain a threat mainly across the northeast Utah and north-central Colorado mountains through Sunday...with a small break coming Friday afternoon and overnight.

By late Sunday...upper level winds will be swinging around to the northwest sending a series of very moist disturbances into the northern and central mountains of western Colorado. This favorable wind flow combined with the Pacific moisture may result in a prolonged period of moderate to heavy snowfall from Vail Pass northward to the Wyoming state line near Steamboat Springs. Early indications suggest well over a foot of new snow will be possible between Sunday afternoon and late Tuesday evening. Much of the central Colorado mountains will also experience some snow Sunday night and Monday.

Long range computer models suggest another storm will pass through the region Christmas eve or on Christmas day. This storm will be colder with the potential to bring snow to even the lower valleys of eastern Utah and western Colorado.

With heavy Holiday travel anticipated...the impact from any snowfall late this weekend through Christmas day may result in significant delays. Plan ahead and check the latest forecast before traveling across eastern Utah and western Colorado.