Snow advisory for Washington, Kane, Iron counties

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for snow and blowing snow for Washington, Iron and Kane Counties, in effect from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Dots denote affected area. Radar time 9:25 a.m. Southern Utah, Feb. 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Dots denote affected area. Radar time 9:25 a.m. Southern Utah, Feb. 28, 2014 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Affected area  The southern and central Utah mountains above 7,000 feet, including the cities of Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch, and Bryce Canyon.

Snow accumulations – Storm totals of 5-10 inches with locally higher amounts possible.

Timing – Rain and snow will develop late this afternoon and increase in intensity this evening and overnight while changing to all snow. Periods of snow will continue through Saturday before tapering off.

Snow levels – Beginning near 7,500 feet late this afternoon and gradually lowering overnight to between 6,000 and 6,500 feet by Saturday morning.

Winds – Southwest 25-35 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph are forecast with stronger winds and gusts in excess of 65 mph along exposed ridge lines through tonight.

Impacts  Snow and strong winds will impact travel along high-elevation roadways across the southern and central Utah mountains tonight and at times on Saturday.

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:

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4 Comments

  • KanabCowgirl February 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Yeah, Moisture! Let’s be CAREFUL out there. Increase your following distance and SLOW DOWN!
    Better to arrive with you and your car intact at your destination instead of the morgue.

    • Bender February 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      We only call it “moisture” in Fast and Testimony meeting or drought relief prayers. 🙂

  • Bub February 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    See! the liberals were wrong. The earth is entering a new ice age. 😀

  • Hillbilly Stan February 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Well HELLO Kimberly. ..

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