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

Special Statement
Statement as of 12:15 AM MDT on April 24, 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 possible in the higher mountains.

Snow levels plummet Saturday evening when a strong cold front sweeps through the region. There is the potential for heavy snow in the mountains with accumulation 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.

Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 12:25 AM MDT on April 24, 2014

...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening for gusty winds...low humidity...and dry fuels for fire weather zone 290 below 9000 feet...

* affected weather zone 290 Paradox Valley forecast area below 9000 feet.

* Winds...southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity...less than 15 percent is possible.

* Impacts...conditions may become favorable for rapid fire spread and an increased chance of escape. Agricultural and other Burns should be postponed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit... http://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.