Winter Weather Advisory calls for snow in Southern Utah

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for snow, for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties, in effect from 11 a.m. Monday to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Affected area

Dots denote affected area at radar time 4:05 p.m., Utah, Jan. 11, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather | Click on photo to enlarge
Dots denote affected area at radar time 4:05 p.m., Utah, Jan. 11, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather | Click on photo to enlarge

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

Snow accumulations

Storm totals of 5 to 10 inches.

Timing

Snow will develop across the area during the day Monday and increase in coverage and intensity late in the afternoon. Snow will then continue, heavy at times, through Monday night before gradually tapering off Tuesday morning.

Impacts

Snow will impact travel on all passes across the central and southwest mountains, including Interstate 70.

Precautionary preparedness actions

A winter weather advisory for snow means that snow accumulations will primarily cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads. Use caution while driving.

Spotter information

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.

For more information visit the National Weather Service website or for information regarding potential road travel impacts visit the Utah Department of Transportation website.

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