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Dolores County Emergency Alert System
Tuesday April 9th, 2019 :: 04:02 a.m. MDT

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Freeze Watch until 10:00AM Thursday

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Freeze Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

* LOCATIONS...Including the cities of Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Gateway, Nucla, Moab, Castle Valley, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Fry Canyon.

* TEMPERATURES...For the Freeze Watch, temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday morning could potentially drop into the mid 20s to low 30s.

* WINDS...Northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph this afternoon and evening.

* TIMING...Today from noon until 10 PM MDT. The highest wind gusts will occur in the late afternoon and early evening. In the late evening into Wednesday morning, a strong cold front will move southeastward through the area causing a wind shift to the northwest. Winds remain gusty after the frontal passage.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down. Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES ... GRAND VALLEY ... ARCHES/GRAND FLAT ... PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER

Instructions:

A Wind Advisory means that a significant wind event is expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult. Use extra caution. 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. A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

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Address/Location
Dolores County Emergency Alert System
8477 Rd 7.7
Dove Creek, CO 81324

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-677-2929

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Freeze Watch

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