NOAA: 12-24″ of Snow for Utah Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

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It’s going to be an excellent week in Utah this week.

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is forecasting a storm to stall over Utah and drop 12-24″ of snow with the highest totals being in the Wasatch mountains (Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude).

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS IN
  THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS AND THE WESTERN UINTAS. - NOAA SLC, UT today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today

2015/16 UTAH SNOWFALL TOTALS:

  • Brighton = 391″
  • Snowbird = 383″ 
  • Alta = 361″ 
  • Solitude = 335″
  • Park City = 284″
  • Powder Mountain = 243″
  • Snowbasin = 235″
Alta, UT on March 23rd, 2016. photo: alta
Alta, UT on March 23rd, 2016. photo: alta

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for UTAH:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
503 AM MDT MON MAR 28 2016


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

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS...WESTERN UINTA
  MOUNTAINS...BOOK CLIFFS AND CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS IN
  THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS AND THE WESTERN UINTAS.

* TIMING...SNOW THIS MORNING WILL BE HEAVIEST THROUGH THE NORTHERN
  WASATCH RANGE. THIS SNOW WILL SPREAD SOUTH AND EAST THROUGH THIS
  EVENING...AND CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY RIDGETOP WINDS WILL EXIST THROUGH
  THIS ADVISORY PERIOD. GUSTS EXCEEDING 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE...
  ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROUTES THROUGH THE NORTHERN WASATCH RANGE
  WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY ROAD SNOW THIS MORNING. ALL
  MOUNTAIN ROUTES WILL BE IMPACTED BY TONIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
635 AM MDT MON MAR 28 2016

CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW HAS FORMED BEHIND A COLD FRONT ACROSS
NORTHERN THROUGH WEST-CENTRAL UTAH. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...WITH ACCUMULATING
SNOW IN THE VALLEYS CREATING TRAVEL PROBLEMS FOR THE MORNING
COMMUTE ACROSS THE NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT AND CACHE VALLEY.

PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME A RAIN SNOW MIX ACROSS MOST OF NORTHERN
AND WESTERN VALLEYS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WILL REMAIN ACROSS FAR WESTERN UTAH...AND
THROUGH THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY ALSO
DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL UTAH LATE THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS EXTREME
SOUTHERN UTAH BY THIS AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH
WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THE COLD SPRING STORM CENTERED OVER NEVADA WILL ENTER WESTERN
UTAH ON TUESDAY. WIDESPREAD MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL EXIST...WITH HEAVY
SNOW LIKELY FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS INTO WEDNESDAY.
VALLEY LOCATIONS ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTHERN UTAH WILL RECEIVE
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW OR SNOW MIXED WITH RAIN THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY. HEAVY SNOWS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR WESTERN UTAH FROM
THIS STORM.

A DRIER AND MORE STABLE NORTHERLY FLOW ALOFT OUT OF WESTERN CANADA
WILL MOVE THE STORM OUT OF UTAH LATE WEDNESDAY. COOL AND DRY AIR
WILL SETTLE INTO THE OUTLOOK AREA THURSDAY...FOLLOW BY A GRADUAL
WARMING TREND HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND.

 


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