NOAA: 1-3 Feet of Snow for Utah Over Christmas

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Alta, UT last Sunday.  image:  court leve, skier:  miles clark
Alta, UT this past Sunday. image: court leve, skier: miles clark

NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Utah that is calling for 1-3 feet of snow in the mountains.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 FEET.
- NOAA SLC, UT today
big snowfall forecast for Utah this week.  image:  noaa, today
big snowfall forecast for Utah this week. image: noaa, today

Utah is already doing great with well above snowpack and they just had an incredible week this week.  We were there last week and it did not suck.

This coming snowfall is going to make the place epic.

WINTER STORM WARNING for UTAH:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
254 AM MST FRI DEC 23 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM TO AFFECT HOLIDAY TRAVEL...

WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...
MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY...SCOFIELD...COVE FORT...KOOSHAREM...
FISH LAKE...LOA...PANGUITCH...BRYCE CANYON

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 AM MST MONDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE MOUNTAINS OF UTAH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
  BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVY AT TIMES LATE TONIGHT INTO
  SUNDAY MORNING...BEFORE DIMINISHING.

* WINDS...STRONG GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE FORECAST TONIGHT AND
  TOMORROW. WIND GUSTS MAY EXCEED 70 MPH ON RIDGETOPS.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE LIKELY BEGINNING
  TONIGHT...CONTINUING THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THOSE PLANNING
  TRAVEL DURING THIS TIME ARE ENCOURAGED TO ADJUST TRAVEL PLANS IF
  POSSIBLE...PLAN FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS...AND CARRY A
  WINTER SURVIVAL KIT CONSISTING OF WARM CLOTHES AND BLANKETS...
  EXTRA FOOD...WATER...FLASHLIGHT AND BATTERIES.
Knife ridge of Mt. Superior, UT on Tuesday.  image:  john solder  screamer:  miles clark
Knife ridge of Mt. Superior, UT on Tuesday. image: john solder screamer: miles clark

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