Winter Weather Advisory calls for snow in Southern Utah

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for snow and blowing snow for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Dots denote affected area at radar time 4 p.m., Southern Utah, March 28, 2016 | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on photo to enlarge
Dots denote affected area at radar time 4 p.m., Southern Utah, March 28, 2016 | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on photo to enlarge

Affected area

The Southern Utah mountains, including the cities of Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.

Snow accumulations

Storm totals of 10 to 20 inches.

Timing

Bursts of heavier snow are forecast to develop Monday evening and persist overnight. Snow becomes showery Tuesday into Wednesday.

Winds

Strong southwesterly ridge top winds will continue Monday evening with gusts potentially exceeding 70 mph.

Impacts

Mountain routes will be impacted by accumulating snow on the roadways by Monday night.

Precautionary, preparedness actions

A Winter Weather Advisory means that visibility will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.

For current winter road conditions, visit the Utah Department of Transportation website.

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