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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
348 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-312300-
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-
348 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH
TONIGHT ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UTAH...AS A STORM SYSTEM
SLOWLY CROSSES THE DESERT SOUTHWEST. SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS LIKELY
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UTAH. SNOW
LEVELS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN NEAR 7000 FEET...BUT MAY FALL AS LOW
AS 6500 FEET AT TIMES. PRECIPITATION WILL WIND DOWN FROM NORTH TO
SOUTH LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO
THE REGION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A WEATHER SYSTEM BRUSHING BY NORTHERN UTAH WILL BRING A CHANCE
FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN GENERALLY NORTH OF
I-80 MONDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

.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




Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
822 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

UTZ010-013-517-518-311300-
/O.CON.KSLC.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-150131T2300Z/
WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SCOFIELD...GREEN RIVER...HANKSVILLE...
COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...FISH LAKE...LOA...PANGUITCH...
BRYCE CANYON
822 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST
SATURDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UTAH AND
  THE SAN RAFAEL SWELL ABOVE 6500 FEET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS
  MOST OF THIS AREA WITH AMOUNTS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES AT THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE ABOUT 8500 FEET.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...RANGING BETWEEN 6500 AND 7000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON ALL
  MOUNTAIN ROUTES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UTAH FROM AROUND
  SOLDIER SUMMIT SOUTHWARD INTO SATURDAY. THIS INCLUDES THE
  PASSES ON I-70 AND US-89.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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




Avalanche Watch

UTZ010-517-518-311400-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
146 PM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER.

THE AVALANCHE WATCH FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
UTAH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WATCH COVERS THE
MOUNTAIN AREAS FROM THE VICINITY OF SOLDIER SUMMIT SOUTHWARD. NEW
ACCUMULATION OF HEAVY SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WILL LIKELY
CREATE DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND.

ANYONE VENTURING INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
MOUNTAINS SHOULD AVOID TRAVEL ON OR BELOW STEEP SLOPES THROUGH
THE WEEKEND.

THIS WATCH DOES NOT INCLUDE SKI AREAS OR HIGHWAYS WHERE AVALANCHE
CONTROL IS NORMALLY DONE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG
OR CALL 1-888-999-4019.

$$




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