Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 03:15 PM MDT die 24o April, anno 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.

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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