6-12″ of Snow for Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons by Tomorrow

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NOAA is forecasting 6-12″ of snow for the Wasatch mountain in Utah by Tuesday afternoon.  Utah has been doing pretty well the past couple weeks and this will keep the good times going.

Snow totals aren’t anywhere near average with Snowbird at 179″ of snow so far this year and Alta at 203″ of snow this season.

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Winter Weather Advisory. Valleys: 3-5 inches locally higher on benches. Mountains: 6-12 inches locally higher Cottonwood Canyons. Temperatures 5-8 degrees colder. Morning Commute should be affected. Allow more time for Travel. Roadways snowpacked and icy especially southeast of the Lake. I-15 corridor snowpacked and icy as far south as Cove Fort. Downslope winds 45-55 mph from Price south to I-70 Possible blowing and drifting snow along State route 10 from Price to Fremont Junction. – NOAA Salt Lake City, UT

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NOAA Winter Storm Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1055 PM MST MON FEB 3 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST
TUESDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE SOUTHERN WASATCH MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOWS WILL BEGIN AROUND MIDNIGHT... THEN
  BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
  DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF WITH LINGERING SHOWERS THROUGH
  TUESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED AS SNOW
  WILL ACCUMULATE ON AREA ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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