Heavy Snow and Winter Storm Warnings/Watches

December 30, 2014
By

SnowWinter Storm Watch….
DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGHOUT THE DAY IN A BROAD
BAND CENTERED ON THE I-70 CORRIDOR…THEN DECREASES LATER
TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE FAIRLY LIGHT WITH AN
ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES EXPECTED OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF
COLORADO. HOWEVER…SNOW CHANCES INCREASE AGAIN OVER SOUTHEAST
UTAH LATER TONIGHT AS ANOTHER STORM APPROACHES THE AREA FROM THE
WEST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS AND FOUR CORNERS AREA FACE THE POTENTIAL
OF SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
AS THE NEXT PACIFIC STORM PASSES SOUTH OF THE UTAH/COLORADO BORDER.
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 INCHES OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE FOR THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO WITH 12 INCHES
OR MORE POSSIBLE IN THE ABAJO AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.
THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS MAY GET IN ON THE ACTION THIS WEEKEND AND
EARLY NEXT WEEK AS FLOW SHIFTS TO THE NORTHWEST…THOUGH CHANCES
HAVE BEEN REDUCED FROM EARLIER FORECASTS.

And from Green River To Lake Powell and points west….
SAN RAFAEL SWELL-SOUTHWEST UTAH-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GREEN RIVER…HANKSVILLE…BEAVER…
CEDAR CITY…MILFORD…KANAB…ESCALANTE…BULLFROG…LOA…
PANGUITCH…BRYCE CANYON
236 AM MST TUE DEC 30 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4
PM MST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA…MUCH OF SOUTHERN UTAH INCLUDING SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH…THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS…THE SAN RAFAEL
SWELL AND THE LAKE POWELL AREA.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…10 TO 20 INCHES IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
HIGHER TERRAIN WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS THE VALLEYS. LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE…PARTICULARLY ALONG THE HIGHWAY 12
CORRIDOR INCLUDING THE ESCALANTE AND BOULDER AREAS.

* TIMING…TWO EVENTS ARE FORECAST. THE FIRST WILL DEPOSIT LIGHT
SNOW ALONG THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING. THE MAIN STORM DEVELOPS LATE TONIGHT AND PEAKS
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING…BEFORE ENDING THURSDAY.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

follow me on facebook