Snow forecast for Southern Utah mountains, I-15 corridor

SOUTHERN UTAH – The wind advisory is expired and the National Weather Service has now issued a “winter weather advisory” for the southern Utah mountains, including the cities of Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon City, which is in effect until 9 p.m. today.

Dots denote affected area. Radar time 10:45 a.m. Southern Utah, April 16, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Dots denote affected area. Radar time 10:45 a.m. Southern Utah, April 16, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

• Snow accumulations: New snow amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected with locally higher amounts along the Interstate 15 corridor. Lesser amounts are expected across eastern portions of the mountains.

• Timing: Snow heavy at times will continue through early afternoon before tapering to showers late in the day.

• Impacts: Winter driving conditions can be expected along all high elevation roadways including portions of I-15.

• Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter weather advisory means that snow accumulations will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads. Use caution while driving.

For road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation:

Visit UDOT’s Road Weather Alerts.

Obtain UDOT’s smartphone travel app

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