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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Warm Weather Brings Flood Danger

Streams throughout Utah will be flowing high for the next few weeks, as warm weather melts our mountain snowpack. People involved in recreational activities near streams need to be cautious. Children near streams must be supervised at all times.

Localized flooding may occur along some streams, but such events are not expected to hamper travel on major roads. At this time it looks like the Ogden Valley may have the most serious flooding. Sandbags are being placed to protect homes and roadways. This news report has details.

Warm weather will increase snowmelt Thursday and Friday, and a wet storm is expected to high the area Friday afternoon. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued the following hazardous weather outlook for the western two thirds of Utah and for SW Wyoming. That includes most Utah cities, from Logan to St George.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
600 Am MDT Thu Apr 13 2006

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Cache Valley/Utah Portion-Castle Country-
Central And Southwest Mountains-
Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell-
Great Salt Lake Desert And Mountains-Henry Mountains-
Northern Wasatch Front-Salt Lake And Tooele Valleys-San Rafael Swell-
Sanpete/Sevier Valleys-South Central Utah-Southern Wasatch Front-
Southwest Utah-Southwest Wyoming-Utah's Dixie And Zion National Park-
Wasatch Mountain Valleys-Wasatch Mountains I-80 North-
Wasatch Mountains South Of I-80-Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs-
West Central Utah-Western Uinta Basin-Western Uinta Mountains-
600 Am MDT Thu Apr 13 2006

This Hazardous Weather Outlook Is For The Western Two Thirds Of
Utah And Far Southwest Wyoming.

.Day One.. Today And Tonight

Warm Temperatures Will Cause Snow Melt Today Through Friday. Creeks And
Streams That Feed From Mid Elevation Snow Pack Will Be Running High.
Water In These Waterways Will Be Very Cold And Swift.

.Days Two Through Seven.. Friday Through Wednesday

A Storm System Is Expected To Impact The Area Friday Afternoon
Through Early Saturday. This System Will Bring Valley Rain And High
Mountain Snow. Thunderstorms Will Accompany This System Friday
Afternoon Through Friday Night. The Precipitation Will Be Locally
Heavy Friday Night. Significant Snowfall Is Possible At The Highest
Elevations. Showers Will Taper Off Early Saturday Morning.

Additional Rain Showers In The Far Northern Areas Will Occur Saturday
Afternoon Into Sunday As A Front Stalls Near The Idaho Border
But Most Areas Will Experience Dry Weather Into Sunday With
Slightly Above Normal Temperatures.

The Next Pacific Storm Is Forecast For Monday. This Could Push A
Strong Cold Front Through Utah Sunday Night Into Monday. Rain And
Snow Will Accompany This System With Much Cooler Temperatures.
Some Snow Could Accumulate In The Northern Valleys.

Visit Weather.Gov On The Internet...Or Tune Into Noaa Weather
Radio...Or Your Favorite News Source For The Latest On This
Developing Late Week Storm.

.Spotter Information Statement..

Weather Spotters Are Encouraged To Report Significant Weather
Conditions According To Standard Operating Procedures.

$$

Tardy

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