Winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow

Winter weather advisory | Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow, in effect from 2 a.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Radar time 4:40 p.m. Dots denote affected areas. Utah, March 7, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Radar time 4:40 p.m. Dots denote affected areas. Utah, March 7, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

• Affected areas: The western Uinta mountains, Wasatch plateau and Book Cliffs, the central and southern mountains of Utah, including the cities of Mirror Lake Highway, Scofield, Cove Fort, Koorsharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.

• Snow accumulations: Storm total accumulation of 8-16 inches with locally higher amounts especially in the southern mountains.

• Timing: Snow will develop early Friday and be heavy at times Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, diminishing gradually Saturday night.

• Winds: Strong north to northwesterly winds are expected behind the cold front Saturday.

• Impacts: Winter driving conditions can be expected across high elevation routes Friday and Saturday, including summits along Interstate 15 near and south of the Interstate 70 interchange.

Visibility may be reduced Saturday during periods of higher winds.

• 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.

Vehicle Preparation and Safety Precautions for Winter Weather

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 March 8, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzze take your dogs and cats indoors, et al!

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