UPDATE: Monday's low sets record

By: Rob Hughes Email
By: Rob Hughes Email

Monday sets a record low temperature for January 14th at -12. The previous record for today was -7, set back in 1968. A strong inversion will push temps 10-25 degrees below normal, with wind chill values -25.

In Grand Junction, Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -25. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

In Montrose, Monday will bring a 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph in the morning. Monday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around -12. Wind chill values as low as -25. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

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

Day one: today and tonight.

Areas of light snow will continue through this morning across southwest Colorado, before ending this afternoon. Expect light accumulations of less than 2 inches from the San Juan mountains south to the New Mexico state line. Otherwise, very cold conditions will persist over the region through tonight.

Days two through seven: Tuesday through Sunday.

Very cold temperatures will continue to impact much of western Colorado and eastern Utah through midweek. A slow warming trend will then take place, mainly for the mountains as the valleys will continue to be impacted by strong inversions.

There is a slight chance for snow showers through Tuesday evening with only very light accumulations expected, mainly across the northern mountains.


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