Southern Utah Winter Weather Advisory: Snow at 6,000 feet

Dots denote affected areas at 9:50 a.m., Southern Utah, Oct. 29, 2013 | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News
MAP FOR UPDATE. Dots denote affected areas at 9:50 a.m., Southern Utah, Oct. 29, 2013 | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click to enlarge

UPDATE – Oct. 29, 9:41 a.m. –  The National Weather Service has cancelled this Winter Weather Advisory. In its notice, it stated: Showers will continue at times through today and Wednesday. However accumulations are generally expected to be less significant than Monday. Another 2-4 inches of snow is possible in some mountain locations through the next 36 hours.

 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for Washington, Iron and Kane counties, in effect until noon Tuesday.

Dots denote affected areas at 5:30 p.m., Winter Weather Advisory, Southern Utah, Oct. 28, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News
Dots denote affected areas at 5:30 p.m., Winter Weather Advisory, Southern Utah, Oct. 28, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News | Click to enlarge

Affected areas – The southern and central mountains of Utah, including the cities of Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.

Snow accumulations – New snow totals of 5-10 inches are expected by late Tuesday morning.

Timing – Snow at the highest elevations late this afternoon will become more widespread and locally heavy by early evening. This snow will continue overnight before tapering to showers Tuesday morning.

Winds – Winds will accompany the snow through early evening then diminish.

Snow levels – Snow levels will lower to around 6,000 feet this evening.

Impacts – Snow accumulation along with some blowing and drifting snow will impact travel this evening through tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions – A winter weather advisory means that snow accumulations will, primarily, cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads. Use caution while driving.

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