Winter Weather Advisory for Wasatch Mountains, UT Tonight/Tomorrow | 3-6+” of Snow Forecast

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image:  noaa, today
image: noaa, today

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Wasatch mountains of Utah tonight through tomorrow morning.  3-6″ of snow is forecast.  Snow levels will start out at 8,000-feet before dropping down to this evening.

The Wasatch needs the snow as they’re currently sitting on 54% of average precipitation to date and 59% of average snowpack to date.

Pin = Alta, UT.  PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory
Pin = Alta, UT. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory

NOAA is forecasting 3-6″ of snow with locally higher amounts.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 
  - NOAA Salt Lake City, U
High snow probability for Utah today/tonight.
High snow probability for Utah today/tonight.

NOAA is forecast snow levels to start at 8,000-feeet before dropping to 6,000-feet this evening.

* SNOW LEVELS...INITIALLY AROUND 8000 FEET...THEN QUICKLY LOWERING
  TO BELOW 6000 FEET BEHIND A COLD FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. 
  - NOAA Salt Lake City, UT today
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54% of average precipitation to date in the Wasatch.  image:  nrcs, today

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for UTAH:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1132 AM MST THU DEC 10 2015

WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALTA...BRIGHTON...MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 AM MST FRIDAY...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE SOUTHERN WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA
  MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON THEN BECOME HEAVY
  AT TIMES THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* SNOW LEVELS...INITIALLY AROUND 8000 FEET...THEN QUICKLY LOWERING
  TO BELOW 6000 FEET BEHIND A COLD FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL IMPACT HIGH-ELEVATION ROUTES
  AND RESULT IN LOCALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THIS EVENING
  AND OVERNIGHT.
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59% of average snowpack to date in the Wasatch.  image:  nrcs, today
Snow depth in Wasatch today. image: nwc
Snow depth in Wasatch today. image: nwc

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