Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for much of Utah

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ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the western two-thirds of Utah and Southwest Wyoming in effect from Sunday through Saturday, January 23.

Affected Area

Cache Valley, Utah Portion of the Northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys, Southern Wasatch Front, Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains, Wasatch Mountain Valleys, Wasatch Mountains near 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 and Southwest Wyoming.


Valley rain and snow with snow in the mountains which will begin to spread back into the far northern outlook area after midnight. Pockets of accumulating snow could impact travel locally along Interstate 84 west of Tremonton during the early morning hours.

The Utah Department of transportation reports that a weak storm system will slowly push through Northern Utah late tonight into Monday morning, before bringing a cold front through the state on Monday afternoon/night. Brief road snow and slush will impact far northern Utah by morning, then impact higher elevation routes through the day and into Monday night, including portions of I-15. The following major Utah routes will see brief road snow and slush through the forecast period:

  • I-15, ID border to Ogden; Scipio to Cedar City
  • I-80, Parley’s Canyon to Wyoming border
  • I-84, ID border to I-15; Morgan to Echo
  • I-70, I-15 to Sevier; Salina to SR-10 Jct.
  • US-189, through Provo Canyon to Deer Creek Reservoir
  • US-40, I-80 to Strawberry Reservoir
  • US-89, ID border to Ogden; US-6 to Ephraim
  • US-6, Spanish Fork Canyon to Colton

Monday through Saturday

Valley rain and snow with snow in the mountains which will spread to the south across most of the outlook area Monday then end from the north Monday night. Little in the way of travel impacts are expected in the valleys during the daytime hours but accumulating snow could hinder travel in the mountains. A change over to mostly snow in the valleys is forecast for Monday night before precipitation ends.

The next in a series of storms looks to bring another round of valley rain and snow with snow in the mountains to the outlook area Tuesday night and Wednesday. The northern and central portions of the outlook area will receive the bulk of this precipitation. Yet another round of rain and snow is expected for next weekend.

Spotter information statement

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.

Further information

For more information visit the National Weather Service. For potential road travel impacts visit Utah Department of Transportation.

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