Winter weather advisory for Southern Utah

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow, which is in effect from 4 a.m. Saturday to midnight MST Saturday night.

Radar time 6:20 p.m. Dots denote affected areas. Southern Utah, Feb. 22, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Radar time 6:20 p.m. Dots denote affected areas. Southern Utah, Feb. 22, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

• Affected area: The Sanpete and Sevier valleys, southwest Utah and the southern mountains, including the cities of Manti, Richfield, Beaver, Cedar City, Milford, Loa, Panguitch, and Bryce Canyon.

• Snow accumulations: Storm totals through Saturday evening of 1 to 4 inches in the valleys and 5 to 10 inches in the mountains.

• Timing: Snow is expected to develop late Saturday morning then continue into the afternoon before tapering off.

• Winds: Northwest winds gusting in excess of 45 mph are expected late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon which will result in considerable blowing and drifting of new snow.

• Impacts: Winter driving conditions can be expected Saturday through Saturday evening along all area roadways including i-15 and i-70.

• Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter weather advisory means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling especially in open areas.

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation:

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

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1 Comment

  • San February 23, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Wow…this is the only time I’ve heard of the advisory. It makes me even more grateful for this news resource! Thank you ! Anyone contemplating a trip to Brian Head or the snow resort above Beaver is going to want this information.

    To hear the SLC news stations tell it, we’re going to have a calm and balmy weekend down here. How disappointing that the well being of So. Utah residents isn’t important enough for them to squash a puff-piece and focus on this danger.

    Thanks again. 🙂

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