Winter weather advisory forecasts up to 10 inches of snow, 40 mph winds for parts of southwest Utah

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ST. GEORGE — Snow is anticipated to fall in parts of Southern Utah from Monday afternoon through the next morning.

A winter weather advisory has been issued by the NSW for Feb. 4-5, 2019, for southwest Utah (shown above) and other parts of the state. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News

The National Weather Service-Salt Lake City issued a winter weather advisory with a forecast of 6-10 inches of snow expected to fall in the mountain regions of southwest Utah starting Monday at approximately 5 p.m. and going though to 8 a.m. Tuesday.

In addition to the snow, wind gusts of up to 40 mph are expected and will taper off early Tuesday.

Areas affected by the advisory include the southern mountains and the cities Loa, Panguitch, and Bryce Canyon National Park.

The Utah Department of Transportation also reports that snowfall is expected to continue in the northern parts of the state through Thursday morning.

Motorists are advised to plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds may result in hazardous travel conditions, especially along higher elevation roads.

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

For winter road conditions, visit the Utah Department of Transportation’s website or call 511.

The following routes will experience weather-related travel concerns during the forecast period, according to UDOT:

  • I-15 – entire route, focus in northern valleys and Scipio Summit south to I-70 junction.
  • I-70 – entire route, focus over Clear Creek and Salina summits.
  • I-80 – entire route.
  • I-84 – entire route.
  • US-40 – entire route, focus over Daniels and Mayflower summits.
  • US-89 – entire route.
  • US-191 – WY border south to Blanding, focus over Indian Canyon and US-191/SR-44 summits.
  • US-6 – Entire route, focus over Soldier Summit.
  • SR-14 – entire route.
  • SR-20 – entire route.
  • SR-30 – entire route.
  • SR-31 – entire route.
  • SR-264 – entire route.
  • SR-143 – entire route.
  • SR-189 – entire route.
  • SR-190 Big Cottonwood Canyon – entire route.
  • SR-210 Little Cottonwood Canyon – entire route.
  • All other routes in the Wasatch and southern mountains.


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