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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
549 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-071200-
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-
549 AM MDT WED MAY 6 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS WILL CONCENTRATE ACROSS SOUTHWEST
UTAH THIS MORNING...THEN SPREAD NORTH INTO CENTRAL UTAH LATER IN
THE MORNING. THESE SHOWERS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND
LOCALLY HEAVY AS THEY CONTINUE NORTH INTO NORTHERN UTAH THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE WITH SMALL HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN THE MAIN IMPACT. SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL EXIST PRIMARILY ACROSS THE
NORTHERN THIRD OF UTAH BY LATE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A NEW PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTH OUT OF THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST AND INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BY THURSDAY. DRIER AIR
AHEAD OF THE STORM WILL SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF THE OUTLOOK AREA
ON THURSDAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
LIMITED MAINLY TO THE FAR NORTHERN PORTION OF THE OUTLOOK AREA
THROUGH THURSDAY.

THE STORM WILL TURN EAST FROM CALIFORNIA AND CROSS THE SOUTHERN
GREAT BASIN BEGINNING FRIDAY. VALLEY RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW
WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA LATE FRIDAY...THEN CONTINUE
THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH. HIGHER
MOUNTAIN ELEVATIONS WILL SEE ACCUMULATING SNOWS THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING.

THE STORM WILL BEGIN TO WIND DOWN EARLY SUNDAY. VALLEY RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL DECREASE IN AREAL COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING
THE DAY SUNDAY. HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL RETURN TO THE OUTLOOK
AREA EARLY IN THE UPCOMING WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

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HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX




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