Weather Service Report


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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET......

.A MOIST PACIFIC FLOW WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS TO THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF UTAH THROUGH MONDAY.

UTZ517-211115-
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CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6
PM MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS ABOVE 7000
FEET FOR THE CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MST MONDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH PLATEAU

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 8-16 INCHES...PRIMARILY
  ABOVE ABOUT 8500 FEET.

* TIMING....RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES SUNDAY THROUGH
  MONDAY...THEN GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE
  LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STORM WILL 
  BE NEAR 6000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8000 
  FEET SUNDAY MORNING AND REMAIN HIGH SUNDAY NIGHT THEN LOWER 
  AGAIN BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY. 

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG RIDGELINES 
  AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS BY SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS OF 25 TO 35 
  MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED. GUSTS OVER 75 
  MPH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER RIDGES. 

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THROUGHOUT THIS STORM. TRAVEL ON
  ROADS ABOVE 8000 FEET WILL BE IMPACTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A MIXTURE OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS. USE CAUTION. BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN RESTRICTIONS IN
VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW. KEEP A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT
IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

FOR WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION...VISIT
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX OR DIAL
511.

&&

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WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...
MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY...SCOFIELD
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 PM MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAIN RANGES 
  AND THE NORTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE WASATCH PLATEAU. 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES... 
  PRIMARILY ABOVE ABOUT 7500 FEET. LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS ARE 
  POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET ACROSS THE WASATCH RANGE. 

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS 
  TONIGHT...THEN SPREAD SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF 
  THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS BY EARLY SUNDAY. RAIN AND SNOW WILL 
  CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...THEN 
  GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE MONDAY 
  AFTERNOON. 

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STORM WILL 
  BE NEAR 6000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8000 
  FEET SUNDAY MORNING AND REMAIN HIGH SUNDAY NIGHT THEN LOWER 
  AGAIN BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY. 

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG RIDGELINES 
  AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS BY SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS OF 25 TO 35 
  MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED. GUSTS OVER 75 
  MPH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER RIDGES. 

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT 
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL 
  CONDITIONS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THROUGHOUT THIS STORM. TRAVEL 
  ACROSS THE SUMMITS ALONG MAJOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NORTHERN 
  MOUNTAINS WILL BE INITIALLY IMPACTED TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY 
  THEN SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE ABOVE MOST OF THESE PASSES SUNDAY 
  MORNING REDUCING OR ENDING THE IMPACT. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A MIXTURE OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS. USE CAUTION. BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN RESTRICTIONS IN
VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING SNOW. KEEP A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT
IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

FOR WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS FROM THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION...VISIT
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX OR DIAL
511.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

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