Animas River Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 4:02 PM MDT on April 20, 2014

...Strong gusty winds Tuesday afternoon...

A Pacific storm system will move across the northern Great Basin on Tuesday. As the associated cold front approaches from the northwest...strong southwest winds will become widespread over eastern Utah and western Colorado Tuesday afternoon. Wind gusts 35 to 45 mph are possible...with some higher gusts over exposed higher terrain. The strongest winds are expected across eastern Utah late in the afternoon. At times blowing dust may limit visibility...and may deposit a layer of dust on the snowpack.

Anyone planning agricultural burning and land use agencies planning prescribed burning should continue to monitor the forecast. These strong winds will make fire control difficult.