Grand and Battlement Mesas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 05:52 AM MDT die 18o April, anno 2015

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight MDT
tonight...

* locations include the city of... Skyway.

* Timing... periods of snow... locally heavy at times... through
tonight.

* Snow accumulation... an additional 1 to 3 inches... bringing
totals up to 10 to 20 inches. Local amounts in excess of 2
feet.

* Winds... north 10 to 15 mph.

* Visibility... less than one mile at times in heavy snow.

* Impacts... roads will be slick with slush or snow over mountain
passes. Backcountry travel will be difficult.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.





Record Report
Statement as of 01:58 am MDT on April 18, 2015

... Record daily maximum precipitation set at Grand Junction co
yesterday...

0.74 inches of precipitation fell at the Grand Junction Colorado
regional Airport yesterday. This set a new record for daily maximum
precipitation for April 17th, breaking the previous record of 0.58,
set in 1975.


Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:05 am MDT on April 18, 2015

The following are preliminary storm total snowfall estimates in the
mountains of eastern Utah and western Colorado, as estimated by
mountain snotel observation sites since snow began on April 15th and
16th.

Eastern Utah mountains:
eastern uintas: 15 to 30 inches.
Eastern tavaputs: about 13 inches.
La sals: about 13 inches.
Abajos: about 10 inches.
Western Colorado mountains:
elkheads and park range: 5 to 12 inches.
Flattops: 6 to 12 inches.
Grand mesa: 8 to 17 inches.
Gore and Elk mountains: 10 to 20 inches,
with up to 35 at Independence Pass.
West Elk and Sawatch range: 15 to 30 inches.
Uncompaghre plateau: about 14 inches at Columbine Pass.
San juans: 5 to 8 inches over NW San Juans,
with little accumulation among the SW San Juans.

The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Saturday. The
first value is rainfall or water amounts in snow, and the second
value is snowfall, when appropriate. Amounts are in inches.


Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour stations:

Aspen, 0.51.
Cortez, 0.06.
Craig, 0.03.
Durango, 0.11.
Grand Junction, 0.64.
Meeker, 0.14.
Montrose, 0.30.
Rifle, 0.33.


Official climate stations of western colorado:

8 miles east of Ignacio, 0.2.
2 miles north of Paradox, 0.38.


Official climate stations of eastern utah:

Arches National Park Headquarters, 0.35.
Cedar Point, 0.44.
Monticello #2, 0.44, 5.0.


Unofficial stations:

Gothic, 0.84, 10.5.
1 mile east of Silt, 0.31.
1 mile southeast of Steamboat Springs, 0.15, 0.1.
2 miles north of Wolcott, 0.21, 0.3.


Climate reference network sites of western colorado:

8 miles southeast of Cortez, 0.27.
30 miles north of Craig, 0.04.
15 miles west of Meeker, 0.17.
11 miles northeast of Montrose, 0.30.


Climate reference network sites of eastern utah:

32 miles northwest of Bluff, 0.34.



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