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

UTZ007>010-220700-
/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
420 PM 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. LOCAL AMOUNTS OF OVER TWO FEET
  ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET ACROSS THE WASATCH RANGE.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE OVER THE
  MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH THROUGH THE NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL
  GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE ON MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS NEAR 7000 TO 7500 FEET THIS EVENING
  WILL BEGIN LOWERING AFTER MIDNIGHT...EVENTUALLY DROPPING BELOW
  6000 FEET ON MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ALONG RIDGELINES AND ACROSS
  EXPOSED AREAS WILL 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 ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* 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.

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.

&&

$$

UTZ517-220700-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE
420 PM 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 8-14 INCHES...PRIMARILY
  ABOVE ABOUT 8500 FEET.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS NEAR 7500 TO 8000 FEET THIS EVENING
  WILL GRADUALLY LOWER OVERNIGHT TO NEAR 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ALONG RIDGELINES AND ACROSS
  EXPOSED AREAS 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
  THIS EVENING AND ROADS ABOVE ABOUT 6500 FEET ON MONDAY.

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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