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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
418 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

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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
418 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING 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 ABOVE 7000 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG
WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MST
MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* 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.

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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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