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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 1:01 PM MST on December 20, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight
to 6 PM MST Monday above 7000 feet...

* affected area... the Wasatch and western Uinta Mountain ranges
and the northwestern portions of the Wasatch Plateau.

* Snow accumulations... accumulations of 10 to 20 inches...
primarily above about 7500 feet. Locally greater amounts are
possible above 8000 feet across the Wasatch Range.

* Timing... snow will increase across the Wasatch mountains
tonight... then spread south and east across the remainder of
the northern mountains by early Sunday. Rain and snow will
continue heavy at times Sunday through early Monday... then
gradually decrease in intensity and areal coverage Monday
afternoon.

* Snow levels... snow levels at the beginning of the storm will
be near 6000 feet. Snow levels will rise to near 7500 to 8000
feet Sunday morning and remain high Sunday night then lower
again below 6000 feet on Monday.

* Winds... strong northwest winds will develop along ridgelines
and across exposed areas by Sunday morning. Winds of 25 to 35
mph with gusts in excess of 50 mph are expected. Gusts over 75
mph are possible across the higher ridges.

* Impacts... heavy snow along with the potential for significant
blowing and drifting of snow will make for hazardous travel
conditions at higher elevations throughout this storm. Travel
across the summits along major routes through the northern
mountains will be initially impacted tonight into early Sunday
then snow levels will rise above most of these passes Sunday
morning reducing or ending the impact.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means a mixture of heavy snow and strong
winds are expected or occurring. Driving conditions may be
hazardous. Use caution. Be prepared for sudden restrictions in
visibility due to blowing snow. Keep a winter storm survival kit
in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For winter Road conditions from the Utah Department of
Transportation... visit
http://www.Udottraffic.Utah.Gov/roadweatherforecast.Aspx or dial
511.



For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...


Avalanche Warning

Statement as of 3:00 PM MST on December 20, 2014

Expires 7:15 AM EST on December 21, 2014


The following message is transmitted at the request of the
Forest service Utah avalanche center.

This avalanche warning is for the Wasatch... Bear River and western
Uinta Mountain ranges and for the northwestern portions of the
Wasatch Plateau.

A warm winter storm with heavy snow and strong winds will make
avalanche conditions increasingly dangerous. Long running human
triggered and natural avalanches will become likely by Sunday
afternoon... and dangerous conditions will persist through Monday.

Monitor later avalanche statements for updates on these increasingly
dangerous avalanche conditions. Once the avalanche danger becomes
high backcountry travel is not recommended.

This warning does not include ski areas or highways where
avalanche control is normally done.

For more information visit www.Avalanche.Org
or call 1-888-999-4019.



300 PM MST Sat Dec 20 2014

The following message is transmitted at the request of the
Forest service Utah avalanche center.

This avalanche warning is for the Wasatch... Bear River and western
Uinta Mountain ranges and for the northwestern portions of the
Wasatch Plateau.

A warm winter storm with heavy snow and strong winds will make
avalanche conditions increasingly dangerous. Long running human
triggered and natural avalanches will become likely by Sunday
afternoon... and dangerous conditions will persist through Monday.

Monitor later avalanche statements for updates on these increasingly
dangerous avalanche conditions. Once the avalanche danger becomes
high backcountry travel is not recommended.

This warning does not include ski areas or highways where
avalanche control is normally done.

For more information visit www.Avalanche.Org
or call 1-888-999-4019.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:15 PM MST on December 20, 2014


... Preliminary storm information...

Below are 24-hour precipitation reports through 7 PM.

***** Precip reports ***** time snow precip

... Cache Valley/Utah portion...
Wellsville - 4665 ft 6 PM Sat 0.19
Mendon - 4524 ft 6 PM Sat 0.14
Lewiston - 4514 ft 6 PM Sat 0.10
Richmond udot - 4551 ft 12 PM Sat 0.08
Logan - 4806 ft 12 PM Sat 0.05
Hyde Park - 4515 ft 9 am Sat 0.02

... Northern Wasatch front...
Brigham City - 4400 ft 6 PM Sat 0.33
Beus Canyon - 5100 ft 6 PM Sat 0.33
Clinton - 4337 ft 6 PM Sat 0.25
Layton - 4770 ft 6 PM Sat 0.22
West Point - 4350 ft 6 PM Sat 0.22
South Ogden - 4780 ft 5 PM Sat 0.22
Ogden - Hinckley Airport - 4468 ft 6 PM Sat 0.18
Riverside udot - 4416 ft 6 PM Sat 0.18
Tremonton - 4331 ft 6 PM Sat 0.17
Bothwell - 4469 ft 6 PM Sat 0.17
Harrisville udot - 4311 ft 6 PM Sat 0.17
Hill Air Force Base - 4787 ft 6 PM Sat 0.16
Roy - 4373 ft 6 PM Sat 0.16
Clearfield udot - 4685 ft 6 PM Sat 0.15
Corinne - 4238 ft 6 PM Sat 0.14
Kaysville - 4413 ft 6 PM Sat 0.14
Bountiful bench - 5114 ft 6 PM Sat 0.14
Fruit Heights - 4590 ft 6 PM Sat 0.14
northeast Ogden bench - 4560 ft 10 am Sat 0.12
Syracuse - 4255 ft 6 PM Sat 0.11
Centerville - 4216 ft 6 PM Sat 0.10
Garland 1 se - 4328 ft 8 am Sat 0.08
Fruit Heights - 4802 ft 7 am Sat 0.08
Farmington - 4226 ft 12 PM Sat 0.06
Thatcher - 4292 ft 8 am Sat 0.05

... Salt Lake and Tooele valleys...
Taylorsville - 4281 ft 6 PM Sat 0.05
Salt Lake Intl Airport - 4226 ft 7 PM Sat 0.04
South Jordan - 4551 ft 7 PM Sat 0.04
Salt Lake City - 5102 ft 6 PM Sat 0.04
West Valley City - 4281 ft 6 PM Sat 0.03
Magna - 4400 ft 6 PM Sat 0.03
Draper - 5052 ft 6 PM Sat 0.03
Herriman - 4969 ft 6 PM Sat 0.03

... Southern Wasatch front...
Provo byu - 4570 ft 5 PM Sat 0.11
alpine - 5070 ft 5 PM Sat 0.08
Orem - 4728 ft 12 PM Sat 0.05
Spanish Fork power house - 4720 ft 5 PM Sat 0.04
American Fork - 4623 ft 7 am Sat 0.03
Levan - 5290 ft 5 PM Sat 0.02
Lehi - 4800 ft 7 am Sat 0.02

... Great Salt Lake Desert and mountains...
mining Fork - 8000 ft 6 PM Sat 0.40
Rocky Basin-settleme - 8900 ft 8 am Sat 0.30
Blue Creek - 5170 ft 6 PM Sat 0.19
Rosebud - 4987 ft 6 PM Sat 0.12
Snowville (west) - 4443 ft 6 PM Sat 0.11
Dry Fork - 7160 ft 12 PM Sat 0.10
Salt Flats - 4265 ft 12 PM Sat 0.06
Snowville (south) - 4812 ft 12 PM Sat 0.05
Snowville - 4560 ft 7 am Sat 0.05
Utah test range - 4440 ft 5 PM Sat 0.02

... Wasatch Mountain valleys...
Morgan - 5092 ft 9 am Sat 0.4 0.05
Weber river near Morgan - 4800 ft 6 PM Sat 0.30
Huntsville - 5059 ft 6 PM Sat 0.24
Eden - 4947 ft 7 am Sat 0.15
Deer Creek dam - 5270 ft 5 am Sat 0.02

... Wasatch mountains I-80 north...
snowbasin mid bowl - 7402 ft 4 PM Sat 8.0 0.87
Powder Mountain 4 PM Sat 6.0 0.46
Huntsville 7 NE - 5991 ft 7 am Sat 2.0 0.02
Ben Lomond peak - 8000 ft 6 PM Sat 1.10
Tony Grove rs - 6250 ft 5 PM Sat 0.90
Tony Grove Lake - 8400 ft 6 PM Sat 0.60
Parrish creek - 7740 ft 6 PM Sat 0.60
Farmington - 8000 ft 6 PM Sat 0.60
Farmington lower - 6779 ft 6 PM Sat 0.50
Little Bear - 6550 ft 6 PM Sat 0.50
Lookout Peak - 8200 ft 6 PM Sat 0.40
Horse Ridge - 8160 ft 6 PM Sat 0.30
Temple Fork - 7406 ft 6 PM Sat 0.20
Klondike Narrows - 7400 ft 8 am Sat 0.20
usu doc Daniel - 8271 ft 6 am Sat 0.20
Laketown - 5980 ft 5 PM Sat 0.02

... Wasatch mountains south of I-80...
Alta - Collins - 9662 ft 4 PM Sat 5.0 0.36
Brighton crest - 9500 ft 4 PM Sat 5.0 0.47
Solitude - 8200 ft 4 PM Sat 3.0 0.23
Alta udot - 8799 ft 4 PM Sat 3.0 0.28
the canyons - 8800 ft 3 PM Sat 3.0 0.17
Alta - 8730 ft 5 PM Sat 2.5 0.26
big Cottonwood Spruces - 7402 ft 4 PM Sat 2.0 0.12
Provo Canyon - 6100 ft 4 PM Sat 2.0 0.16
Park City Summit - 9300 ft 3 PM Sat 2.0 0.20
Sundance - Mid Mountain - 7503 ft 6 PM Sat 0.43
timpanogos Divide - 8140 ft 8 am Sat 0.40
Brighton - 8750 ft 6 PM Sat 0.30
Cascade Mountain - 7768 ft 6 PM Sat 0.30
Thaynes Canyon - 9200 ft 6 PM Sat 0.20
Snowbird - 9640 ft 6 PM Sat 0.20
Alta - base - 8560 ft 6 PM Sat 0.18
Deer Valley - Ontario - 9100 ft 3 PM Sat 0.14

... Western Uinta Mountains...
lakefork #1 - 10100 ft 9 am Sat 0.50
hewinta - 9500 ft 5 PM Sat 0.40
blacks Fork jct - 8870 ft 8 am Sat 0.30
chepeta - 10300 ft 9 am Sat 0.20
Five Points Lake - 10920 ft 8 am Sat 0.20
ef blacks Fork gs - 9308 ft 8 am Sat 0.20
Hole-In-Rock - 9150 ft 8 am Sat 0.20
lakefork basin - 10900 ft 8 am Sat 0.20
Heber City 6 E - 8284 ft 7 am Sat 0.14
Chalk creek #1 - 9100 ft 6 PM Sat 0.10

... Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs...
Mammoth-Cottonwood - 8800 ft 9 am Sat 0.20
Indian Canyon - 9100 ft 9 am Sat 0.20
Clear Creek #2 - 8300 ft 12 PM Sat 0.10
Daniels-Strawberry - 8000 ft 9 am Sat 0.10
Strawberry Divide - 8400 ft 8 am Sat 0.10
timberline - 8684 ft 6 am Sat 0.10

... Central Utah mountains...
Black Flat-u.M. Ck - 9400 ft 9 am Sat 0.30
Pine Creek - 8800 ft 6 PM Sat 0.20
Farnsworth Lake - 9600 ft 6 PM Sat 0.20
Buck Flat - 9800 ft 6 PM Sat 0.10
Dills Camp - 9200 ft 6 PM Sat 0.10
Gooseberry r.S. - 7920 ft 5 PM Sat 0.10
Red Pine Ridge - 9200 ft 12 PM Sat 0.10

... Southern Utah mountains...
Boulder - 7171 ft 6 am Sat 0.1 0.02
Donkey Reservoir - 9800 ft 6 PM Sat 0.20
Big Flat - 10290 ft 6 PM Sat 0.10
Castle Valley - 9580 ft 12 PM Sat 0.10
Little Grassy - 6100 ft 9 am Sat 0.10
Agua Canyon - 8890 ft 9 am Sat 0.07
Buck Flat - 8000 ft 9 am Sat 0.06


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