4/16/22 Saturday 5:45 am
Light snow is possible tonight over the higher elevations of the northern portion of the forecast area. Otherwise, pleasant spring conditions will dominate the rest of the forecast area with temperatures climbing into the low 70s in the lower elevations for the first half of the upcoming week. The next chance of meaningful precipitation will be around April 24th.
Overall expect warmer and windier conditions this week. Speaking of which…
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1123 PM MDT Fri Apr 15, 2022
Grand Valley-Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
Including the cities of Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade,
Montrose, Hotchkiss, Delta, Gateway, Nucla, Cortez, Dove Creek,
Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, and Ignacio
1123 PM MDT Fri Apr 15 2022
…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
* WHAT…Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
* WHERE…Grand Valley, Central Gunnison, and Uncompahgre River
Basin, Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River, Four Corners/Upper
Dolores River and Animas River Basin.
* WHEN…From noon to 9 PM MDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
People, especially those with respiratory illnesses, heart
disease, the elderly, and children are recommended to stay
indoors and avoid prolonged outdoor exercise or heavy exertion
due to wind-blown dust.
I have had a number of emails regarding the upcoming monsoon season. Our monsoon season is largely dependent on Arizona’s monsoon season. 2021 was one of the wettest monsoon seasons on record for Arizona. The best forecasters of the monsoon season are at the NWS offices in Arizona. They are predicting a 70% chance of an above-average monsoon season. Our monsoon season usually gets underway in early to mid-July.
The above-mentioned wind advisory will do no favors to the pollen sensitive today. High to very high pollen levels continue to creep north as the temperatures warm across the forecast area. Based on the feedback I have added more zones to the forecast area.
Yesterday I mentioned in the severe weather outlook that there is a good chance of a NorEaster developing along the east coast and affecting the population centers of the northeast corridor of the US late Monday through Tuesday. If you are planning to travel to that area you should monitor the situation.
My severe weather outlook will be out later this morning. Thanks for following and supporting the site!