Winter weather advisory and storm watch issued for Southern Utah

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SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for Washington County, in effect Sunday morning until Monday night, and a “Winter Storm Watch” for Garfield and Kane counties from Sunday evening to Monday night.

The shaded area indicates the area affected by the winter weather advisory, Southern Utah, Utah, Jan. 29, 2016, 9:30 a.m. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News
The shaded area indicates the area affected by the winter weather advisory, Southern Utah, Jan. 29, 2016, 9:30 a.m. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News

Affected area

Washington, Kane and Garfield counties.

Snow Accumulations

New accumulations of 6-12 inches of snow in areas with locally higher amounts possible.

Winds

Winds 20-30 mph with higher gusts are expected Monday, which may result in considerable blowing and drifting of new snow.

Timing

Periods of snow will continue through tonight. Snow may become lighter or even end for a period Sunday morning, but the next system will arrive Sunday afternoon. Snow from that system will be quite heavy at times through late Monday night.

Impacts 

Winter driving conditions can be expected through tonight across the southern mountains. The second storm Sunday afternoon through Monday night will create significant travel impacts along all routes through central and southern Utah. Periods of blowing and drifting snow will also create reduced visibilities at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

A winter weather advisory means that snow accumulations will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and use caution while driving.

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation, go online or dial 511.

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3 Comments

  • Rex January 29, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I like it when the snow stays in the mountains.

  • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    i’m worried about the lack of car crash articles lately

  • .... January 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    As soon as that idiot mesaman gets into a car we’ll have an accident to read about

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