Winter weather advisory for Southern Utah mountains

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a winter weather advisory for the mountain areas of Southern Utah, effective from 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

The advisory warns of 3-6 inches of snow for areas above 8,000 feet.

Dots denote affected areas at 6:40 p.m., Utah, Nov. 13, 2014 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News
Dots denote affected areas as of 6:40 p.m. Thursday | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News

Affected areas

The areas forecast to be affected by the winter weather are Washington County, Beaver County, Garfield County, Kane County and Iron County, along with Loa, Bryce Canyon and Panguitch.

Snow levels

Between 3-6 inches of snow is expected, with the bulk of the accumulation remaining in areas 8,000 feet above sea level.

Snow will begin to fall Friday morning and then intensify as the day continues into the afternoon.

Impacts

A winter advisory for snow means snow accumulations will primarily cause travel difficulties. Those traveling are encouraged to be prepared for snow-covered roads and to use caution while driving.

Winter driving conditions are also to be expected on high mountain passes, specifically state Highways 143, 14 and Boulder Summit.

Resources

Winter road condition information from the Utah Department of Transportation is available here or by dialing 511.

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