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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
632 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

UTZ007>010-517-518-011300-
/O.CON.KSLC.WW.Y.0021.141101T0600Z-141102T0400Z/
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...
MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY...SCOFIELD...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...
FISH LAKE...LOA...PANGUITCH...BRYCE CANYON
632 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 10 PM MDT SATURDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF UTAHS MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH ARE FORECAST
  TO DEVELOP TONIGHT AND LAST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THE
  STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT MAINLY OPEN AREAS AT
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH 2
  TO 6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL BY LATE SATURDAY EVENING. THE BULK OF
  THIS ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE ABOUT 8000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...BEGINNING AROUND 9000 FEET THEN FALLING TO 6500
  FEET BY LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF STRONG WIND AND ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL
  WILL IMPACT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF UTAHS MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY EVENING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
  REDUCE VISIBILITY ACROSS THE HIGHER PASSES BY SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. SLUSHY ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ON HIGH ELEVATION
  ROADS...ESPECIALLY ON SEASONAL HIGH ELEVATION PASSES THAT HAVE
  NOT BEEN CLOSED YET SUCH AS THE MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY IN THE
  WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS AND ROUTES NEAR BRIAN HEAD IN THE
  SOUTHERN UTAH MOUNTAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED
DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION
WHEN TRAVELING ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS PASSES...ESPECIALLY IN
OPEN AREAS.

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




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
534 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-011200-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
534 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SOUTH WINDS WILL BECOME LOCALLY STRONG ACROSS THE WESTERN OUTLOOK
AREA OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST COULD DEVELOP ACROSS THE
WEST DESERTS AND SALT FLATS. HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES COULD DEVELOP ALONG EAST WEST ROUTES SUCH AS I-80
BETWEEN SALT LAKE AND WENDOVER.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE WESTERN OUTLOOK AREA
ON SATURDAY AND WILL BECOME EVEN STRONGER DURING THE DAY. THESE
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BRING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST WEST ROUTES. THE WINDS COULD SPREAD
INTO THE EASTERN OUTLOOK AREA AS WELL.

A COLD FRONT WILL BRING VALLEY RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW TO THE
OUTLOOK AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH SNOW LEVELS LOWERING BY
SATURDAY EVENING. THE STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH THE SNOW TO
CREATE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE HIGHER PASSES SUCH AS
THE MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY IN THE WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS AND ROUTES
NEAR BRIAN HEAD IN THE SOUTHERN UTAH MOUNTAINS.

COLD AND UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH SHOWERY PRECIPITATION WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA SUNDAY AND MONDAY. LOCAL
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED ABOVE ABOUT 6000 FEET. VALLEY
LOCATIONS WILL SEE A RAIN SNOW MIX THAT COULD CHANGE OVER TO ALL
SNOW SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. ANY ACCUMULATION IN THE
LOWER VALLEYS HOWEVER IS EXPECTED TO BE MINIMAL AT BEST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

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

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




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