Hazardous Weather Outlook warns of cold and possible snow

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ST. GEORGE – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “hazardous weather outlook” for the western two-thirds of Utah and Southwest Wyoming in effect from Friday through Jan. 7.

Affected Area

Cache Valley, Utah Portion of the Northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys, Southern Wasatch Front, Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains, Wasatch Mountain Valleys, Wasatch Mountains near Interstate-80 north, Wasatch Mountains south of I-80, Western Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Plateau-Book Cliffs, Western Uinta Basin-Castle Country, San Rafael Swell, Sanpete-Sevier Valleys, West-Central Utah, Southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, South-Central Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area-Lake Powell, Central Mountains, Southern Mountains and Southwest Wyoming.


Temperatures will remain frigid across the area, with gusty easterly winds near canyons in Northern Utah.

The Utah Department of Transportation reports that gusty canyon winds will continue through Friday evening and overnight across the Wasatch Front and Cache Valley. Wind gusts are not expected to be stronger than 40 mph, but periods of blowing snow will remain a concern, causing slick/icy conditions. Winds will gradually diminish Saturday morning, with the threat for blowing snow ending by midday Saturday. The following major Utah routes will experience blowing snow and icy roads through the forecast period:

  • I-15, Tremonton to North Ogden; Farmington to North Salt Lake
  • I-80, Parley’s Canyon to Parley’s Summit
  • I-84, Weber Canyon
  • I-215, Eastside Belt Route
  • US-89, Logan Canyon; Sardine Summit through North Salt Lake
  • US-189, Provo Canyon
  • US-6, Spanish Fork Canyon

Saturday through Thursday

The possibility for precipitation will increase from Monday through Thursday, with accumulations of snow possible, especially over the southern mountains.

Spotter information statement

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

A winter weather advisory for snow means that snow accumulations will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads. Use caution while driving.

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation, go online or dial 511.

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