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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 4:23 AM MST on December 19, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EST on December 22, 2014

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from late Saturday night through
Monday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a
Winter Storm Watch... which is in effect from late Saturday night
through Monday afternoon.

* Affected area... the Wasatch and western Uinta Mountain ranges
and the Wasatch Plateau and Book Cliffs.

* Snow accumulations... accumulations of 10 to 20 inches... with
locally greater amounts across the Wasatch Range.

* Timing... snow will reach the northern Wasatch mountains late
Saturday night... then spread south and east across the remainder
of the northern mountains by early Sunday. Snow will continue
heavy at times 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 7000 feet during
the day Sunday.

* Winds... strong northwest winds will develop along Ridgeline and
across exposed areas by late Sunday morning. Winds of 25 to 35
mph with gusts in excess of 50 mph are expected.

* Impacts... heavy snow along with the potential for significant
blowing and drifting of snow will make for hazardous travel
conditions throughout this storm.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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

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