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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Big Snowstorm Will Rock Northern Utah

A winter storm warning is in effect for Utah's Wasatch Front and western Uinta Mountains, as a big storm approaches. An avalanche warning has also been issued for the same area.

You can read the full text on the National Weather Service Salt Lake website. Here are excerpts:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED AWINTER STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM THURSDAY TO 12 PM MST FRIDAY.

THIS WARNING IS FOR THE WASATCH AND WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS OFNORTHERN UTAH. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS EXPECTED IN THESE MOUNTAINS BY MIDDAY FRIDAY WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

AVALANCHE ADVISORY IS FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERNUTAH AND THE WESTERN UINTAS. STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AND ADDITIONAL SNOW WILL INCREASE THE AVALANCHE DANGER BY THURSDAY MORNING. BOTH HUMAN TRIGGERED AND NATURAL AVALANCHES WILL BE PROBABLE...

BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD AVOID STEEP SLOPES AND AVALANCHE RUNOUT ZONES. THIS ADVISORY DOES NOT INCLUDE SKI AREAS OR HIGHWAYS WHERE AVALANCHE CONTROL IS NORMALLY DONE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG OR CALL 1-888-999-4019.

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