SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Winter Storm Watch” for the western two-thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming in effect from late Wednesday through Friday morning.
The mountains of Utah, Uinta County in southwest Wyoming and the valleys of western Utah except Dixie. More particularly:
Cache Valley Utah portion, northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, southern Wasatch Front, Great Salt Lake Desert and mountains, Wasatch Mountain Valleys, Wasatch Mountains I-80 North, Wasatch Mountains South of I-80, western Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Plateau Book Cliffs, Sanpete Sevier Valleys, west central Utah, southwest Utah, central mountains, southern mountains, southwest Wyoming including the cities of Logan, Smithfield, Brigham City, Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Tooele, Lehi, Provo, Nephi, Wendover, Snowville, Huntsville, Park City, Heber City, Woodruff, Randolph, Alta, Brighton, Mirror Lake Highway, Scofield, Manti, Richfield, Delta, Fillmore, Beaver, Cedar City, Milford, Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch, Bryce Canyon and Evanston.
Amounts of 4 to 8 inches in valleys with 12 to 24 inches on mountains by midday Friday.
Snow will begin late Wednesday night and spread across the area by early Thursday. The snow will continue through Thursday afternoon then turn showery in the evening. Snow showers will persist into Friday over the northern and central mountains as well as the northwest valleys.
Accumulating snow will create winter driving conditions across much of Utah and southwestern Wyoming outside of the lower southern and eastern valleys on Christmas Day. This includes all major routes across these areas.
Precautionary preparedness actions
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.
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