URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

October 19, 2004 - URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
435 PM MDT TUE OCT 19 2004

...WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...

.A COLD UPPER TROUGH WILL SLOWLY CROSS THE GREAT BASIN WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY.

WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
435 PM MDT TUE OCT 19 2004

...WINTER STORM WARNING NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF UTAH AND EXTREME
SOUTHEAST IDAHO ABOVE 8000 FEET FOR THROUGH 600 AM THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS CONTINUING THE WINTER STORM WARNING
FOR ALL OF THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST IDAHO
FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 8000 FEET. THIS WARNING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
600 AM ON THURSDAY.

PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE ABOVE 7500 FEET OVER THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. OCCASIONAL SNOW WILL CONTINUE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH THE SNOW LEVEL LOWERING TO ABOUT 6500
FEET BY EARLY THURSDAY. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES ABOVE
8000 FEET WITH STORM TOTALS BY THURSDAY MORNING OF 18-36 INCHES.
LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE.

IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BLOW IN
THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH PERIODS OF NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

THE MAIN SNOW LEVEL WILL BE NEAR 7500 FEET THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
HOWEVER...SNOW WILL OCCASIONALLY FALL AT ELEVATIONS AS LOW AS
6500 FEET DURING PERIODS OF HEAVIER PRECIPITATION...ESPECIALLY DURING
THE NIGHTTIME HOURS. COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN UTAH WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. THIS WILL LOWERING THE SNOW LEVEL...BUT THE PRECIPITATION WILL
BE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF AND TURNING SHOWERY.

PERSONS PLANNING ACTIVITY OR TRAVEL THROUGH THE HIGH COUNTRY THIS
WEEK SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL BROADCAST STATIONS...OR VISIT
WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS
STORM.

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