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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1028 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET......

UTZ517-220130-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE
1028 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 8-16 INCHES...PRIMARILY
  ABOVE ABOUT 8500 FEET.

* TIMING....RAIN AND SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS
  AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL
  TAPER OFF MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS THIS MORNING WILL BE NEAR 6000 FEET
  AND WILL RISE TO NEAR 7500 TO 8000 FEET BY THIS AFTERNOON.
  SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER AGAIN BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG RIDGELINES
  AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS BY THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH MONDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING. 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. THE
  GREATEST TRAVEL IMPACT WILL BE ON ROADS ABOVE ABOUT 8000 FEET.

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.

&&

$$

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

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1028 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM
MST MONDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET......

UTZ007>010-220130-
/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
1028 AM 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. LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS ARE
  POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET ACROSS THE WASATCH RANGE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH
  THIS MORNING. THE SNOWFALL WILL THEN INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND
  CONTINUE...HEAVY AT TIMES...THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE SNOW
  WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE IN INTENSITY AND AREAL COVERAGE ON
  MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS EARLY TODAY WILL BE NEAR 6500 FEET
  THEN WILL RISE TO NEAR 7000 TO 7500 FEET THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  THIS EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN BEGIN LOWERING AFTER
  MIDNIGHT EVENTUALLY DROPPING BELOW 6000 FEET ON MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP ALONG
  RIDGELINES AND ACROSS EXPOSED AREAS TODAY AND 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.

* 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. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE
  TO NEAR OR ABOVE MOST OF THESE PASSES THIS AFTERNOON REDUCING
  THE IMPACT. SNOW LEVELS FALLING AGAIN LATE TONIGHT WILL RENEW
  THE THREAT OF WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE SUMMITS FOR
  MONDAY MORNING.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
407 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.EXPECT SNOW LEVELS TO GRADUALLY RISE TO 7000 TO 7500 FEET THIS
AFTERNOON. TOTAL SNOWFALL OF OVER A FOOT IS EXPECTED ABOVE 7500
FEET WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES UP TO 7000 FEET. SNOW SHOULD GRADUALLY
TAPER OFF TONIGHT AS SNOW LEVELS DROP ONCE AGAIN TO 4500 FEET BY
MONDAY MORNING WITH THE STORM ENDING.

ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SOUTHEAST IDAHO MOUNTAINS TODAY AND
TONIGHT CAN EXPECT DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY OVER
PASSES.

IDZ019-023-025-212200-
/O.CON.KPIH.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
407 AM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST MONDAY
ABOVE 7500 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 7500 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS
IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING...5 PM TODAY THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH OVER A FOOT
  POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...DRIGGS...ISLAND PARK...MONIDA PASS...
  ASHTON HILL...TARGHEE PASS...PINE CREEK PASS...FISH CREEK
  SUMMIT... GEORGETOWN SUMMIT.

* OTHER IMPACTS...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH LOW
  VISIBILITIES POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/POCATELLO

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