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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
438 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-281200-
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-
438 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED LIGHT MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS
IN THE VALLEYS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE
RAPIDLY ACROSS SOUTHERN UTAH TONIGHT AHEAD OF A DEVELOPING STORM
SYSTEM OVER THE WESTERN GREAT BASIN. HEAVY SNOW COULD DEVELOP IN
THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT. VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL RECEIVE
SNOW OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW OVERNIGHT. ACCUMULATING SNOWS ARE
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL VALLEYS
LATE TONIGHT. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN
AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS BEGINNING THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A NOW DEVELOPED WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT MUCH OF THE SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS STORM
WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD AND AT TIMES HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS. THE ADJACENT HIGHER VALLEYS
WILL ALSO SEE SNOW...WITH SOME LOCATIONS RECEIVING SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS IN SOUTHWEST...CENTRAL AND SOUTH-CENTRAL UTAH.

THE NORTHERN THIRD OF UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING WILL RECEIVE
SIGNIFICANT LESS PRECIPITATION THIS WEEKEND. COLDER AIR FORCED
INTO NORTHERN UTAH FROM THE EAST WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR
STRONG GUSTY EASTERLY CANYON WINDS ALONG THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
WASATCH FRONT LATE SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

ANOTHER STORM WILL FOLLOW THE WEEKEND STORM SYSTEM DURING THE
FIRST HALF OF THE UPCOMING WEEK. THIS NEXT STORM COULD BRING
SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION TO THE ENTIRE OUTLOOK AREA...ALONG
WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO START OFF THE MONTH OF MARCH.
PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY END ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA FOR
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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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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