Triple storm series forecast for Utah, travel cautions

UTAH – The National Weather Service out of Salt Lake City has issued a special weather statement at 4:01 a.m. today indicating wintry weather will return to most of Utah and southwest Wyoming midweek. Affected areas specified are included at the close of this report.

Radar time 6:55 a.m. Dots denote affected areas. Utah, Feb. 18 2013 | Map courtesy of National Weather Service
Radar time 6:55 a.m. Dots denote affected areas. Utah, Feb. 18 2013 | Map courtesy of National Weather Service

The first of a series of storm systems will affect Utah and southwest Wyoming beginning Tuesday night with this storm lasting into Thursday morning. A weak second storm system will likely affect the region Friday followed by a third colder system for late in the weekend.

Southerly winds will become gusty across southern Utah Tuesday afternoon ahead of the first storm system. While the storm will be long in duration there will be lulls just like the last storm. It will be cold enough for snow even in valleys along the Arizona border. Travel will likely be impacted at times Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and again Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

The second system arriving on Friday will move through the region fairly quickly and will produce only minimal amounts of snow for Northern Utah.

The third system for late in the weekend will offer up a much better threat for widespread snow and will likely bring very cold temperatures into the great basin.

Affected areas:

Cache Valley/Utah Portion, Northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake And Tooele Valleys, Southern Wasatch Front, Great Salt Lake Desert And Mountains, Wasatch Mountain Valleys, Wasatch Mountains Interstate 80 North, Wasatch Mountains South Of I–80, Western Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs, Western Uinta Basin, Castle Country, San Rafael Swell, Sanpete/Sevier Valleys, West Central Utah, Southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, South Central Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell, Central Mountains, Southern Mountains, Southwest Wyoming.


Vehicle Preparation and Safety Precautions for Winter Weather

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Visit UDOT’s Road Weather Alerts / Obtain UDOT’s smartphone travel app

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