Elkhead and Park Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 03:48 PM MDT die 31o October, anno 2014

...Changing weather this weekend will bring wind and mountain snow...

A cold Pacific storm system will move inland tonight and across the Great Basin this weekend...splitting into two parts as it does so. This will lead to a variety of weather this weekend...including wind...valley rain and mountain snow at various times through Sunday night.

Expect windy but still mild conditions on Saturday as the main part of this storm system remains to the west. Gusts of 30 to 40 mph are anticipated...especially in the valleys of southeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado and exposed mountain areas. Scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm or two are also expected.

Colder air arrives late Saturday night and Sunday with an increasing chance of rain and mountain snow. The best snow accumulations are currently expected over the mountains Sunday night as the southern part of the storm approaches. Snow levels will lower to between 7000 and 8000 feet with the arrival of the cold air. Above 9000 feet...3 to 6 inches of new snow will possible...with locally higher amounts measured in a few locations by Monday morning.

On Monday...colder and unsettled conditions keep a chance of rain or snow showers in the forecast during the day...with improving conditions expected through the evening.

This is a complicated storm with uncertainty in both timing and precipitation type...both of which will affect where the greatest snow will occur. If traveling...recreating or hunting in the mountains this weekend...be sure to check the latest forecasts.

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