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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1028 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

UTZ007>010-220130-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
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
1028 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS 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 CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH
  THIS MORNING. THE SNOWFALL WILL THEN INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND
  CONTINUE...HEAVY AT TIMES...THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE SNOW
  WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE ON
  MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS EARLY TODAY WILL BE NEAR 6500 FEET
  THEN WILL RISE TO NEAR 7000 TO 7500 FEET THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  THIS EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN BEGIN LOWERING AFTER
  MIDNIGHT EVENTUALLY DROPPING BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG
  RIDGELINES AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS TODAY AND CONTINUE TONIGHT
  INTO MONDAY. WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60
  MPH ARE EXPECTED. GUSTS OVER 100 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 ALSO BE IMPACTED AT TIMES. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE
  TO NEAR OR ABOVE MOST OF THESE PASSES THIS AFTERNOON REDUCING
  THE IMPACT. SNOW LEVELS FALLING AGAIN LATE TONIGHT WILL RENEW
  THE THREAT OF WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE SUMMITS FOR
  MONDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS A MIXTURE OF HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS IS 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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CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE
1028 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS.

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

* TIMING....RAIN AND SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS
  AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL
  TAPER OFF MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS THIS MORNING WILL BE NEAR 6000 FEET
  AND WILL RISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8000 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON.
  SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER AGAIN BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG RIDGELINES
  AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS BY THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING. 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. THE
  GREATEST TRAVEL IMPACT WILL BE ON ROADS ABOVE ABOUT 8000 FEET.

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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