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Monday, December 15, 2008

Southern Utah Gets Snow, More Coming Statewide

Snow is falling in Utah's Dixie. On Monday, weather forecasts called for a 100% chance of snow across much of southern Utah, including St George and Zion Park. A winter storm warning is in effect for that area until 10 am Tuesday (12-16-08).

Tuesday afternoon conditions should start to dry out and temperatures will warm a bit, up into the mid-40s by Thursday.

Northern Utah will see on-again, off-again snow through the forecast period. Ski resorts and other mountain areas may see several inches of new snow on any given day; northern Utah valleys should only get moderate amounts.

Use caution when traveling. Check local forecasts and road conditions.

Below is the text of the storm warning for southern Utah.

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 am MST

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect until 10
am MST Tuesday.

This warning is for utahs Dixie and Zion National Park... south
central Utah and the southern mountains.

Snow totals of 2 to 5 inches are expected at lower elevations of
Washington County with 6 to 10 inches in the higher southern
valleys. Accumulations of 12 to 20 inches are expected in the

Snow will continue to develop at all elevations of far
southwestern Utah during the midday. Snow will be heavy at times
until late afternoon when it may mix with or change over to rain
at elevations below about 3000 feet.

Snow and low elevation rain will continue... heavy at times
through Monday night then taper off beginning Tuesday morning.

The snow will significantly impact travel across southern
Utah... particularly around St George. Motorists should allow for
extra time to get to their destinations.

A Winter Storm Warning means heavy snow are expected or
occurring. Travel difficulties can be expected as roads will be
slick. Slow down and use caution while driving. For winter Road
conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation visit...
http://www.Commuterlink.Utah.Gov or dial 511


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