Winter Weather Advisory: Southern Utah mountains expect 8-16 inches of snow

Winter weather advisory | Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

UPDATE 7:57 p.m. The National Weather Service has cancelled this alert, noting that light snow should be ending overnight. Effective 7:57 p.m. to midnight.

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Winter Weather advisory for snow, which is in effect until 11 a.m. MST on Thursday.

National Weather Service radar map, black dotted area denotes affected areas. Radar time: 8:30 a.m., Southern Utah, Dec. 26 2012 | Map courtesy of National Weather Service

* Affected area: The southern mountains of Utah.

* Snow accumulations: Accumulation of 8 to 16 inches.

* Timing: Snow will continue to increase in intensity and areal coverage this morning. Heavy snowfall will develop by late this morning and continue through this evening. Periods of light but accumulating snowfall will continue into Thursday morning.

* Impacts: All high elevation roadways through the advisory area will see hazardous driving conditions due to heavy snowfall.

Motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the Southern mountains.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter weather advisory 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 UDOT’s road weather forecast website.

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Winter weather advisory | Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

 

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