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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1039 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-221345-
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-
1039 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

.DAY ONE...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.

WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE ACROSS NORTHWEST UTAH BEHIND A COLD
FRONT...ESPECIALLY DOWNSLOPE REGIONS ALONG HIGHWAY 30 BUT STRONG
CROSSWINDS COULD IMPACT I-80 AS WELL.

.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.

STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
UTAH...IMPACTING TRAVEL ALONG HIGHWAY 30 AND INTERSTATE 80. GUSTY
WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FOR OTHER EASTERN UTAH VALLEYS SUCH AS
CASTLE COUNTRY AND THE WESTERN UINTA BASIN.

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



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