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Avalanche Watch
UTZ007>010-210000-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
530 AM MST SAT DEC 20 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER.

THIS AVALANCHE WATCH 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 RAPIDLY
INCREASE THE AVALANCHE DANGER BEGINNING TONIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGH MONDAY.

MONITOR LATER AVALANCHE STATEMENTS FOR UPDATES ON THESE
INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS.

THIS WATCH 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.

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Winter Storm Warning
UTZ007>010-211115-
/O.CON.KSLC.WS.W.0009.141221T0700Z-141223T0100Z/
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...
MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY...SCOFIELD
101 PM MST SAT DEC 20 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.

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