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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
634 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-231345-
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-
634 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE HAZARDOUS
WINTER TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL OUTLOOK AREA ABOVE ABOUT 6000 TO 7000 FEET THROUGH MIDDAY
TODAY. THIS INCLUDES ALL MAJOR ROUTES THROUGH THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ACROSS THE NORTH THIS AFTERNOON AS THE
SNOW TAPERS OFF BUT WILL CONTINUE ACROSS CENTRAL PORTIONS INTO
EARLY EVENING. SNOW WILL END AND WINDS WILL DIMINISH ACROSS THE
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE AREA TONIGHT.

STRONG WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHWEST UTAH DESERTS
TODAY INTO EARLY THIS EVENING...IMPACTING HIGHWAY 30 AND I-80.

STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED IN CASTLE COUNTRY TODAY LASTING
INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING...IMPACTING STATE ROUTE 10
NEAR AND TO THE SOUTH OF PRICE.

STRONG WINDS COULD ALSO DEVELOP TONIGHT ACROSS WASHINGTON COUNTY
IN SOUTHWESTERN UTAH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS
WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN UTAH TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE
DIMINISHING.

IT IS LOOKING MORE LIKELY THAT THERE WILL BE ACCUMULATING SNOW
ACROSS PRIMARILY NORTHERN AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK
AREA ON CHRISTMAS DAY. COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO SPREAD INTO
THE AREA WITH THE SNOW.

COLD UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE OUTLOOK
AREA AT TIMES FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

.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




Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
415 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

UTZ012-222000-
/O.EXB.KSLC.WI.Y.0032.000000T0000Z-141223T0500Z/
CASTLE COUNTRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRICE...CASTLE DALE...EMERY
415 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...CASTLE COUNTRY INCLUDING PRICE AND CASTLE DALE.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL BE STRONG AT TIMES THIS MORNING THEN WILL
  BECOME MORE SUSTAINED AROUND NOON. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
  CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE IN THE
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED FOR LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH
  PROFILE VEHICLES ESPECIALLY ALONG STATE ROUTE 10 THROUGH CARBON
  AND EMERY COUNTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST
31 MPH OR GUSTS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. MOTORISTS IN THE ADVISORY
AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN GUSTY CROSS WINDS WHICH CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT.

&&

$$



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