URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

March 28, 2005 - . A SERIES OF COLD AND MOIST PACIFIC STORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREAS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL THROUGH OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE
MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN UTAH AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST
IDAHO DURING THE EARLY PART OF THE WEEK SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS.

THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS DEVELOPING STORM CAN BE FOUND AT
WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET OR BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
OR LOCAL BROADCAST MEDIA.

WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
500 AM MST MON MAR 28 2005

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS CONTINUED THE
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS OF IDAHO AND UTAH AND
FOR THE WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS. THE WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT
THROUGH 8 AM TUESDAY MORNING.

STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT.
SPEEDS OF 30-50 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 80 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER THE
RIDGES TODAY. THESE WINDS WILL CAUSE EXTENSIVE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
OF SNOW IN THE HIGH TERRAIN.

SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...AND WILL BECOME HEAVY
AT TIMES BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH
TODAY...CREATING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES THROUGH THE HIGH
COUNTRY.

HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT....THEN DECREASE OR END IN
SOME AREAS EARLY TUESDAY. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 10-20 INCHES WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED.

A SECOND STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING MORE HEAVY SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS STARTING LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY. THEREFORE
THIS WARNING MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED.

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