Weather Alert Details

Four Corners/Upper Dolores River

Special Weather Statement until 5AM MST THU Issued January, 15 2020 at 2:22 PM - US/Mountain expires January, 16 2020 at 5:00 AM - US/Mountain A STRONG STORM WILL BE MOVING ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO STARTING THURSDAY MORNING AND PERSISTING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. THIS FAVORABLE WEATHER PATTERN MAY BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS STARTING THURSDAY MORNING. THIS SNOW WILL SPREAD TO THE REMAINING MOUNTAIN RANGES THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THE PEAK SNOWFALL RATES LOOK TO OCCUR ON FRIDAY MORNING, WHICH COULD IMPACT TRAVEL. SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS ON THE EXACT TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THE SYSTEM, BUT EARLY INDICATIONS ARE THAT A MAJORITY OF THE MOUNTAIN PASSES WILL BE IMPACTED, ESPECIALLY FRIDAY. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY SNOW POTENTIAL WIND GUSTS COULD REACH 40 TO 60 MPH IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS CAUSING LOW VISIBILITY AND DRIFTING SNOW. ANYONE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ACROSS EASTERN UTAH OR WESTERN COLORADO SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECAST AS THIS WINTER STORM MOVES INTO THE REGION.