Tuesday breaks record, wind chill advisory, freezing fog

By: Rob Hughes Email
By: Rob Hughes Email

January 15th set a record low for Grand Junction. The temperature at Grand Junction Regional Airport was -12 at 2:31am. That breaks the previous record of -7, set in 2007.

In Grand Junction, Tuesday will be will bring patchy freezing fog before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -15. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tuesday night will be have areas of freezing fog after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around -4. Wind chill values as low as -15. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph after midnight.

In Montrose, Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -20. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. East southeast wind around 5 mph.

Wind chill advisory in effect until 9 am mst this morning.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a wind
chill advisory, which is in effect until 9 am mst this morning.

* Timing...until 9 am mst this morning.

* Winds...southeast around 10 mph.

* Wind chill values...from 15 to 25 degrees below zero.

* Impacts...frost bite can occur within 30 minutes for exposed
skin.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

Day one...today and tonight

Areas of light snow will develop across the northern mountains by
this afternoon and will continue through tonight. Local
accumulations up to 2 inches can be expected. Very cold
temperatures will also remain in place through tonight with local
wind chill readings dropping to near 30 below zero in the lower
valleys.

Days two through seven...Wednesday through Monday.

A slow warming trend will occur over the region through Monday
with the mountains warming first. The strong valley inversions
will hold through this weekend...but will be weakening by early
next week.


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