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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1031 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

UTZ517-221330-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141223T0100Z/
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE
1031 PM 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 8-14 INCHES...PRIMARILY
  ABOVE ABOUT 8500 FEET.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS NEAR 7500 TO 8000 FEET THIS EVENING
  WILL GRADUALLY LOWER OVERNIGHT TO NEAR 6000 FEET ON MONDAY.

* WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ALONG RIDGELINES AND ACROSS
  EXPOSED AREAS 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
  THIS EVENING AND ROADS ABOVE ABOUT 6500 FEET ON MONDAY.

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
1031 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

UTZ007>010-221330-
/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
1031 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 FEET THIS EVENING WILL
  GRADUALLY LOWER...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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

CORRECTED COLORADO ZONE 3 TO REMOVE WINTER STORM WARNING WORDING

...DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY TODAY...

.STRONG WINDS THIS MORNING WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON
HOURS AS MOUNTAIN WIND GUSTS EXCEED 75 MPH. WIDESPREAD BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW AND DOWNED TREES WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

COZ002-221815-
/O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0019.000000T0000Z-141223T0700Z/
CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRAIG...HAYDEN...MEEKER
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BE
  FOCUSED EAST OF HIGHWAY 13.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN ICY AND SNOW PACKED
  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ESPECIALLY HIGHWAYS 13 AND 40. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND FOG WILL LIMIT
  VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
212 PM MST SUN DEC 21 2014

.SNOW LEVEL OF 6500 TO 7000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON WILL DROP
OVERNIGHT TO 4500 TO 5000 FEET. MANY MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS HAVE
RECEIVED TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 15 INCHES. SNOW WILL
GRADUALLY TAPER OFF WITH AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE
BEFORE THE STORM ENDS MONDAY.

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

IDZ019-023-025-221200-
/O.CON.KPIH.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-141222T1200Z/
UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
212 PM 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...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH WELL
  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 OVERNIGHT.

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.

&&

$$

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