Moab Condo in May

It’s that time of year at the Moab condo when thunderstorms can pop up unexpectedly.  This tends to occur more often in the afternoon.  But surprises can happen any time and you don’t want to get caught in a flash flood.

Even if the nearest thunderclouds are 20 miles away that does not mean the dry wash you are walking in is necessarily safe.  Water can move very swiftly through the canyons.  So, it’s important to always check the weather forecast and keep an eye on the sky.  We want everyone who stays at the Moab condo to have a great time and safe journey.

Here is the latest weather report from the National Weather Service on Thursday morning May 2.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Grand Junction CO

527 AM MDT Thu May 2 2019


Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-

Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-

Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-

Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-

Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-

Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-

West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-

Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-

Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-

Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-

San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-

Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau- Arches /Grand Flat-

La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-

527 AM MDT Thu May 2 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western


.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

A few showers and thunderstorms will fire this afternoon, mainly

over the higher terrain. A few cells may drift into adjacent

valleys towards the late afternoon hours. Some small hail and

gusty outflow winds are the biggest concerns from any storms that

form. Convection will die down quickly after sunset giving way to

a tranquil, albeit, cold overnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday

Friday will be dry but moisture returns Saturday into much of next

week as another system moves in from the west. Once that system

leaves, a trough will drop down from the northwest bringing more

precipitation to the region. Much of next week looks unsettled.

If you do run into unpredictable weather the Moab condo is a great retreat.  Every now and then mother nature will make us head indoors and wait out a thunderstorm.

Moab Condo trip to Natural Bridges
Moab Condo Day Trip to Natural Bridges National Monument