SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for snow and blowing snow for Washington, Iron and Kane Counties, in effect from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Affected area – The southern and central Utah mountains above 7,000 feet, including the cities of Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch, and Bryce Canyon.
Snow accumulations – Storm totals of 5-10 inches with locally higher amounts possible.
Timing – Rain and snow will develop late this afternoon and increase in intensity this evening and overnight while changing to all snow. Periods of snow will continue through Saturday before tapering off.
Snow levels – Beginning near 7,500 feet late this afternoon and gradually lowering overnight to between 6,000 and 6,500 feet by Saturday morning.
Winds – Southwest 25-35 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph are forecast with stronger winds and gusts in excess of 65 mph along exposed ridge lines through tonight.
Impacts – Snow and strong winds will impact travel along high-elevation roadways across the southern and central Utah mountains tonight and at times on Saturday.
A winter weather advisory means that snow accumulations will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads. Use caution while driving.
For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation:
- Visit UDOT’s Road Weather Alerts
- Visit UDOT’s Current Road Conditions
- Obtain UDOT’s smartphone travel app
- Road, highway concerns after the storm, with or without plows
- Gorge closure; people stranded overnight recount experiences
- Sunny day after the snow; STGnews Photo Gallery
- St. George Municipal Airport is open, SkyWest-Delta flights resume operation
- News short: I-15 through Virgin River Gorge is open
- Movement in The Gorge for those in gridlock, closure remains in effect
- Local churches cancel Sunday services, observing public safety warnings
- Breaking News: I-15 through The Gorge completely closed, evacuation plan
- Northbound I-15 through the Gorge is closed, semitrailers stuck
- News short: UHP reopens all SB lanes through Black Ridge, I-15
- Dixie cities not equipped for snow removal, icy roads impassable; avoid driving
- I-15 incidents Millard south through AZ Strip; SB lanes closed on the Black Ridge
- Semitrailer jack-knifes on I-15, lanes blocked
- Snow incidents SR-18; photo gallery
- Minor slide-offs, accidents on I-15, heavy snowfall in the Gorge
- STGnews Photo Gallery: Let it Snow
- Winter Storm Warning: Statewide snow, gusty winds, road alerts
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