NOAA: Winter Storm Watch | Southern Utah to See Upto 2-FEET Fresh Snow this Week

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Snowfall probability. Credit: NOAA

The NOAA has issued a winter storm watch for the southern mountains of Utah. Elevations above 8,000-feet could see up to 24″ of fresh snow.

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20
inches with local areas receiving up to 24 inches possible.

* WHERE...Southern Mountains.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult, especially over
Boulder Summit on SR-12, SR-143 near Brian Head, SR-148 near
Cedar Breaks, SR-153 between Beaver and Junction, and SR-14
between Cedar City and US-89.
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7-day forecast for Brian Head resort, UT. Credit: NOAA

Brain Head Resort, who postponed their opening day last week citing ‘warm weather’ will be the big winner here. Hopefully, this storm will put their opening back on track! Eagle Point Resort, just north-east of Brian Head, could also see accumulations close to a couple of feet.

...widespread moderate/heavy precip into southwest Utah
by Wednesday morning. Initial snow levels will be on the high
side, though with strong lift generating heavier precip, these
snow levels should start to come down later Wednesday
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Hourly weather data. Credit: NOAA

Snow should start late Tuesday morning, becoming heaviest early Wednesday morning, and continue throughout the week. Temperatures will drop gradually throughout the week, reaching a low of about 10ºF on Thursday evening.

Other Utah ski areas should also see snow. Resorts in the Wasatch could see a few inches. Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton could each see around 6″ each, and Park City and Deer Valley 4″.

GEM Snowfall Totals Forecast Model:

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GEM snowfall totals forecast. Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Other Info:

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Southern mountains about to get slammed! Credit: NWS SLC
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Credit: NWS SLC
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Record-breaking dry spell finally coming to an end… Credit: NWS SLC

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