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Winter Storm Warning

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
444 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-222345-
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-
444 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING TONIGHT. HEAVY SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET AND THE SNOW...COMBINED WITH GUSTY
WINDS...WILL RESULT IN TRAVEL IMPACTS OVER PASSES ABOVE THIS
LEVEL. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL THEN DROP BELOW 6000 FEET LATE
TONIGHT.

VERY STRONG WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER HIGHER RIDGES IN NORTHERN
UTAH TONIGHT. IN ADDITION...GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS
SOUTHWEST WYOMING THROUGH THE EVENING BEFORE DECREASING LATER
TONIGHT.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP BACK DOWN TO BELOW 5500 FEET ON MONDAY BUT
PRECIPITATION WILL BE DECREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BY
MONDAY AFTERNOON.

THERE WILL AGAIN BE A CHANCE OF SNOW ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
OUTLOOK AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CHRISTMAS DAY. COLDER
TEMPERATURES WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA ON THURSDAY LASTING THROUGH
THE END 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/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

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




Avalanche Warning

UTZ007>010-517-221230-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
517 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

THIS AVALANCHE WARNING IS FOR THE WASATCH...BEAR RIVER AND WESTERN
UINTA MOUNTAIN RANGES...THE WASATCH PLATEAU AND THE CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS.

A WARM WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE
AVALANCHE CONDITIONS INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS THROUGH MONDAY. HUMAN
TRIGGERED AND NATURAL AVALANCHES WILL BE LIKELY TODAY THROUGH
MONDAY ON STEEP TERRAIN ABOVE 8000 FEET.

RAIN BELOW 8000 FEET MAY PRODUCE UNSTABLE AVALANCHE CONDITIONS AT
LOWER ELEVATIONS AS WELL.

PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID BEING ON OR BELOW ANY STEEP SNOW COVERED
SLOPES UNTIL AVALANCHE CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

THIS WARNING DOES NOT INCLUDE SKI AREAS OR HIGHWAYS WHERE
AVALANCHE CONTROL IS NORMALLY DONE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG
OR CALL 1-888-999-4019.

$$




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