Local Update For This Week And Monday’s Severe Weather Outlook

4/18/22 Monday 8 am

Warm and windy, that is how I would describe conditions through Thursday…

Montrose, Hotchkiss, Delta, Gateway, Nucla, Cortez, Dove Creek,
Mancos, Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Blanding, Moab,
Castle Valley, Canyonlands National Park,
Dead Horse Point State Park, and Fry Canyon
330 AM MDT Mon Apr 18, 2022


* WHAT…Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph

* WHERE…In Utah, Southeast Utah, Arches/Grand Flat and
Canyonlands/Natural Bridges. In Colorado, Grand Valley,
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin, Paradox
Valley/Lower Dolores River, Four Corners/Upper Dolores River
and Animas River Basin.

* WHEN…From 2 PM to 9 PM MDT Tuesday.

* 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.

There is very little else to talk about until Friday. The models are trying to converge on a solution that would bring some unsettled conditions to the area. Snow in the higher elevations and rain in other areas.

All of the models show something but they disagree on timing and intensity. Interestingly enough, the SPC is getting behind the notion of something coming out of our area on Friday. They had already included it on the Severe Weather Outlook for day 5. This is unusual for them to issue something 5 days out. More on this in the Severe Weather Outlook below.

Today’s severe weather will be limited to the Southeast United States.

As I mentioned the SPC is already watching the potential of a severe weather outbreak from Friday morning to Saturday morning in the midwest. This looks similar to the last severe weather outbreak that brought tornadoes to the midwest.

Friday Severe Weather Outlook

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