...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight to 10 PM MDT Saturday...
* affected area...the higher elevations of utahs mountains.
* Winds...southwest winds gusting in excess of 60 mph are forecast to develop tonight and last through Saturday evening. The strongest winds are expected to affect mainly open areas at higher elevations.
* Snow accumulations...snow will develop Saturday afternoon with 2 to 6 inches of snowfall by late Saturday evening. The bulk of this accumulation is expected to be above about 8000 feet.
* Snow levels...beginning around 9000 feet then falling to 6500 feet by late Saturday evening.
* Impacts...a combination of strong wind and accumulating snowfall will impact the higher elevations of utahs mountains Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. Falling and blowing snow will reduce visibility across the higher passes by Saturday afternoon. Slushy accumulation is expected on high elevation roads...especially on seasonal high elevation passes that have not been closed yet such as the Mirror Lake Highway in the western Uinta Mountains and routes near Brian Head in the southern Utah mountains.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling across higher elevations passes...especially in open areas.
For winter Road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation...visit http://www.Udottraffic.Utah.Gov/roadweatherforecast.Aspx or dial 511.
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