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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
515 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-101300-
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-
515 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A PERSISTENT MOIST WESTERN FLOW ALOFT WILL MAINTAIN WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE OUTLOOK AREA.
SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...
WITH THE NORTHERN WASATCH RANGE RECEIVING THE GREATEST AMOUNTS.
VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL SEE A TRANSITION FROM SNOW TO RAIN OR A
RAIN AND SNOW MIX TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE GREATEST AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR
ALONG THE WASATCH RANGE...WITH THE NORTHERN WASATCH RANGE LIKELY
TO RECEIVE THE MOST SNOW. VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL BOUNCE BETWEEN
RAIN OR A RAIN AND SNOW MIX THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...THEN TURN
PRIMARILY TO SNOW AGAIN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THE RAIN
AND SNOW COULD BRIEFLY REACH INTO WEST-CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTHWEST
UTAH ON SUNDAY.

PRECIPITATION WILL RETREAT NORTH INTO EXTREME NORTHERN UTAH EARLY
IN THE WEEK. ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW WILL SPREAD SOUTH ACROSS MUCH
OF THE OUTLOOK AREA DURING THE MIDDLE PORTION OF THE WEEK.


.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

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



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1115 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016


UTZ007>009-100215-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-161210T2300Z/
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...
MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY
1115 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST
SATURDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS OF
  NORTHERN UTAH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...18 TO 36 INCHES THROUGH SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON. LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY
  THROUGH THE NORTHERN WASATCH RANGE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE DAY
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...WESTERLY WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH AT TIMES
  ALONG THE RIDGELINES THROUGH SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL
  MOUNTAIN ROUTES PERIODICALLY THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS INCLUDES
  INTERSTATES 80 AND 84. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES IN EXPOSED AREAS PERIODICALLY THROUGH
  SATURDAY...ESPECIALLY ON US 89 OVER LOGAN SUMMIT.

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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Avalanche Warning

UTZ007>009-101300-

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER SALT LAKE CITY UT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
546 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER.

THE FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS
ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

* TIMING...IN EFFECT THROUGH 600 AM SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH INCLUDING THE
  WASATCH RANGE...BEAR RIVER RANGE...AND THE WESTERN UINTA
  MOUNTAINS.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER WILL BECOME HIGH TODAY
  AND REMAIN ELEVATED THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

* REASON/IMPACTS...DENSE HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS
  WILL CREATE WIDESPREAD AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW AT THE MID AND
  UPPER ELEVATIONS. BOTH HUMAN TRIGGERED AND NATURAL AVALANCHES
  ARE CERTAIN. STAY OFF OF AND OUT FROM UNDER SLOPES STEEPER THE
  30 DEGREES.

BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD CONSULT WWW.UTAHAVALANCHECENTER.ORG
OR CALL 1-888-999-4019 FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

THIS WARNING DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI AREAS WHERE AVALANCHE HAZARD
REDUCTION MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.

$$



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