Nearly the entire state of Utah is under Winter Storm Warnings right now. The Cottonwood Canyons are forecasted to get 10-20 inches of snow between now and 6pm Sunday. Avalanche danger is expected to be high with this storm. NOAA has also issued an Avalanche Watch with this coming storm.
Utah has been getting it good this early season and this storm will add to their already solid base. Expect some great photos coming out of Alta and Snowbird tomorrow and Monday.
NOAA SALT LAKE CITY:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT 823 PM MST SAT DEC 7 2013 WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH- WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS- WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HUNTSVILLE...PARK CITY...HEBER CITY... WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY... SCOFIELD...EVANSTON ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST SUNDAY... * AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN UTAH MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAIN VALLEYS...INCLUDING THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS...WESTERN UINTAS... WASATCH PLATEAU...BOOK CLIFFS AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 1 TO 4 INCHES IN SOUTHWEST WYOMING. 4 TO 10 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAIN VALLEYS. SNOW AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS. * TIMING...SNOW HAS TURNED MORE SHOWERY IN THESE AREAS BUT LOCALLY HEAVY ACCUMULATING SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF SUNDAY AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS...ROUTES IN THIS AREA ARE SNOW COVERED CREATING SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS. HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF THE AREA TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.