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UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Strong Winds



Updated: Sunday December 21, 2014 at 1 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 5 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah:
An active weather pattern continues across Central and Northern Utah Sunday through Monday, bringing periods of strong winds to portions of Utah. Reduced visibilities due to blowing snow will impact travel over many of the mountain summits. The following routes will experience periods of gusty winds during the forecast period:

·         SR-30, from Snowville to Curlew Junction
·         I-84,  from the Idaho border to Tremonton
·         I-80, from Wendover to Salt Lake City
·         US-89, over Logan Summit
·         Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons (SR-210 & SR-190), especially near the resorts
·         US-40, through Daniels Summit & Strawberry Reservoir to Duchesne
·         US-191, through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper)
·         SR-44, from Manila to the Wyoming border
·         SR-158, over Powder Mountain
·         SR-150, from Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass
·         SR-39, from Trapper’s Loop to Monte Cristo

For Central/Southern Utah:
An active weather pattern continues across Central and Northern Utah Sunday through Monday, bringing periods of strong winds to portions of Utah. Reduced visibilities due to blowing snow will impact travel over many of the mountain summits. The following routes will experience periods of gusty winds during the forecast period:

·         I-70, over Ivie Creek Summit to the Colorado border
·         US-6, from Soldier Summit, through Price to Green River, and between the Nevada border and Spanish Fork
·         US-191, from Duchesne through Price and from Crescent Junction to the Arizona border
·         US-491, from Monticello to the Colorado border
·         SR-10, from Price through Fremont Junction
·         SR-72, through Hogan Pass
·         SR-12, east of Bryce Canyon, through Escalante to Torrey (over Boulder Summit)
·         SR-24, from Torrey to Ghost Rocks
·         SR-31, between Fairview and Huntington
·         SR-96, from Scofield to Colton
·         SR-264, from top of Fairview Canyon to SR-96 Junction
·         SR-95, from Hanksville to Blanding
·         US-163 & SR-162, from the Arizona border, through Bluff, to the Colorado border
·         SR-46, from La Sal Junction to the Colorado border
·         SR-143, near Brian Head

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 5 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday.

Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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Route-Specific Forecast for Strong Winds



Updated: Sunday December 21, 2014 at 1 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 5 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah:

For I-80:
1) Strong winds, with gusts reaching 50 mph, will impact portions of I-80, near Wendover, after 3 A.M. Sunday through the forecast period. Timing for peak gusts will be between 8 A.M.-6 P.M. Sunday.
2) I-80 over Wahsatch Hill will experience gusty winds of 50+ mph and periods of blowing snow 2 P.M. Sunday through 5 A.M. Monday.
3) I-80 east of Wendover to Salt Lake City will experience wind gusts 40+ mph from 8 A.M. through 6 P.M. Monday

For SR-30:
1) From the Nevada border to Curlew Junction will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds through the forecast period. From Snowville to Curlew will experience periods of peak gusts upwards of 60+ mph from 6 A.M. Sunday through 9 A.M. Monday.

For US-89:
1) Periods of gusty winds upwards of 60+ mph and blowing snow will impact US-89, east of Logan through Logan Summit, after 5 A.M. through 12 P.M. Monday.
2) Periodic wind gusts 45+ mph and blowing snow will impact Sardine Summit on US-89, Sunday morning through 5 P.M. Sunday evening.

For Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons:
1) SR-210 & SR-190 will experience periods of blowing snow, especially near the resorts, after 4 A.M. Sunday through 8 A.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-158:
1) SR-158 to Powder Mountain will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow, especially near Powder Mountain, Sunday through 6 A.M. Monday. Gusts could reach upwards of 60+ mph.

For US-40:
1) Daniels Summit and Strawberry Reservoir (south of Heber City) will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow after 6 A.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.
2) US-40 from Strawberry Reservoir through Duchesne, will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow after 6 A.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.

For SR-150:
1) Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass
will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow after 5 A.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.

For US-191:
1) US-191 through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph  winds and blowing snow after 6 A.M. Sunday through 4 P.M. Monday.

For SR-44:
1) Greendale Junction to Manila, will experience periods of gusty winds upwards of 40+ mph and blowing snow 8 A.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.

For SR-39 & SR-35:
1) Periods of strong 40+ mph winds and blowing snow will impact these routes after 4 A.M. Sunday through 12 P.M. Monday.

For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-70:
1) Periods of gusty 40+ mph winds will impact portions of I-70 between Ivie Creek Summit to the Colorado border (through Fremont Junction) after midnight Monday through 8 P.M.

For US-6:
1) Over Soldier Summit will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.
2) From Price to Green River will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 5 P.M. Monday.
3) Between the Nevada border and Spanish Fork will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 6 P.M. Monday.

For SR-10:
1) From Price through Fremont Junction will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 8 P.M. Monday. Timing for peak gusts of 50+ mph will be between 3 A.M. – 5 P.M. Monday.

For US-191:
1) From Crescent Junction to the Arizona border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

For SR-12:
1) From Bryce Canyon, through Escalante to Torrey (over Boulder Summit) will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds 10 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday. Timing for peak gusts of 50+ mph will be between 5 A.M. – 7 P.M. Monday.

For SR-24:
1) From Torrey to Ghost Rocks will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday.

For SR-31:
1) Between Fairview and Huntington will experience periods of gusty 50+ mph winds and blowing snow 6 P.M. Sunday through 6 P.M. Monday.

For SR-96:
1) From Scofield to Colton will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.

For SR-264:
1) From top of Fairview Canyon to SR-96 Junction will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.

For US-491:
1) From Monticello to the Colorado border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

For SR-95:
1) From Hanksville to Blanding will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

For US-163 & SR-162:
1) From the Arizona border, through Bluff, to the Colorado border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

For SR-46:
1) From La Sal Junction to the Colorado border
will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 5 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday.

Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.



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Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Snow & Slush

Updated: Sunday December 21, 2014 at 1 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 1 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah:
An active weather pattern continues across Central and Northern Utah Sunday through Monday, bringing periods of mountain road snow/slush through the forecast period. Precipitation is expected to remain as rain through the Cache Valley and Wasatch Front, bringing wet roads and areas of standing water to some low-lying routes. Periods of snow will persist over the northern mountains through Sunday night, tapering to snow showers by Monday afternoon, leaving the concern for patchy ice Monday night into Tuesday. The following routes will experience periods of road slush/snow during the forecast period:

·         I-80, near Parleys Summit and Wahsatch Hill
·         US-89, Sardine Summit and east of Logan through Logan Summit
·         Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons (SR-210 & SR-190), especially near the resorts
·         US-40, through Daniels Summit & Strawberry Reservoir (south of Heber City)
·         US-191, through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper)
·         US-191, north of Vernal to the Wyoming border
·         US-6, from Spanish Fork east over Soldier Summit, to Price
·         SR-158, over Powder Mountain
·         SR-150, from Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass
·         SR-39, from Trapper’s Loop to Monte Cristo

For Central/Southern Utah:
An active weather pattern continues across Central and Northern Utah Sunday through Monday, bringing periods of mountain road snow/slush through the forecast period. Precipitation is expected to remain as rain through the Cache Valley and Wasatch Front, bringing wet roads and areas of standing water to some low-lying routes. Periods of snow will persist over the northern mountains through Sunday night, tapering to snow showers by Monday afternoon, leaving the concern for patchy ice Monday night into Tuesday. The following routes will experience periods of road slush/snow during the forecast period:

·         I-70, over Clear Creek Summit; and from Salina to Fremont Junction (over Ivie Creek Summit)
·         US-89, from Thistle south to Mt. Pleasant
·         SR-153, over 153 Summit
·         SR-31, between Fairview and Huntington
·         SR-96, from Scofield to Colton
·         SR-264, from top of Fairview Canyon to SR-96 Junction

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 1 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday.

Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.



Route-Specific Forecast for Snow & Slush



Updated: Sunday December 21, 2014 at 1 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 1 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah:

For I-80:
1) Brief periods of very light road slush and patchy ice, will impact portions of I-80, from upper Parleys Canyon through Parleys Summit, through the forecast period. Roads become more wet Sunday afternoon and evening.
2) Jeremy Ranch to Wahsatch Hill will experience periods of very light road slush and blowing snow through the forecast period. Roads become more wet Sunday afternoon and evening.
3) I-80 from Nevada border through Salt Lake City will run wet under rain/snow showers through the forecast period, with areas of standing water a concern from 3 A.M. through 12 P.M. Sunday.

For I-15:
1) I-15 from Idaho border through Nephi will run wet under rain/snow showers through the forecast period, with areas of standing water a concern from 3 A.M. through 12 P.M. Sunday.

For US-89:
1) Periods of road snow and heavy blowing snow will continue to impact US-89, east of Logan through Logan Summit, Sunday through 12 P.M. Monday.
2) Periods of light road snow, slush, and light blowing snow will continue to impact US-89 through Sardine Summit through 9 A.M. Monday. Roads may become more wet Sunday afternoon.

For Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons:
1) SR-210 & SR-190 will experience areas of road snow and blowing snow, especially near the resorts, through Sunday into Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For US-189:
1) Portions of Provo Canyon may experience brief periods of very light road slush, especially on the upper portion of the canyon, through Sunday into Monday. Otherwise, mostly wet roads are expected.

For SR-158:
1) SR-158 to Powder Mountain will continue to experience areas of road snow and blowing snow, especially near Powder Mountain, through Sunday into Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For US-40:
1) Daniels Summit and Strawberry Reservoir (south of Heber City) will experience areas of road snow through Sunday into Monday.
2) Brief road slush and patchy ice may impact portions of US-40 north of Heber, over Mayflower Summit, after midnight through Sunday. Roads become more wet Sunday afternoon, with another round of light road slush possible Sunday night into Monday morning.

For SR-150:
1) Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass
will see areas of road and blowing snow, especially between the winter closure gates, through Sunday into Monday.

For US-191:
1) Road snow and blowing snow will impact US-191 through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) through Sunday into Monday.
2) US-191 north of Vernal to the Wyoming border will see areas of road snow and blowing snow through Sunday into Monday. Patchy ice will also be a threat through the lower canyon into early Monday morning.

For SR-44:
1) Greendale Junction to Manila, will see areas of light road snow and patchy ice through the forecast period.

For US-6:
1) Over Soldier Summit will see periods of road snow and slush through Sunday into Monday.
2) From Spanish Fork to Skyview may see brief periods of very light road slush and patchy ice through 9 A.M. Sunday. Roads may become more wet Sunday afternoon, with slush possible late Sunday night into Monday morning.

For SR-32, SR 224, & SR-248:
1) Periods of very light road slush and patchy ice will be a threat through Sunday into Monday. Roads become more wet Sunday afternoon.

For SR-16, SR-39 & SR-35:
1) Areas of road snow and blowing snow will impact these routes through Sunday into Monday.

For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-15:
1) Between Nephi and Cove Fort, will run wet under rain/snow showers through the forecast period.

For I-70:
1) Very brief periods of light road slush under a heavier rain/snow shower will be a threat between I-15 and Sevier 6 A.M.-12 P.M. Sunday and again after Midnight Monday. Otherwise, roads run mostly wet.
2) Areas of light road snow and ice will be a threat on I-70 over Ivie Creek Summit 6 A.M.-12 P.M. Sunday and again after Midnight Monday. Otherwise, roads run mostly wet.

For US-89:
1) Areas of very light road slush and patchy ice will be a threat on US-89, between Thistle and Mt. Pleasant, through 9 A.M. Sunday. Roads become more wet by Sunday afternoon, with slush possible after 3 A.M. Monday.

For SR-24:
1) Areas of light road snow will be a threat on portions of SR-24, especially near Wayne Summit, after 1 A.M. Monday through 2 P.M.

For Southern Mountain Routes:
1) Areas of road snow, ice, and blowing snow will linger on SR-153, especially between Elk Meadows and Puffer Lake, through Sunday and Monday.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 1 A.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday.

Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.



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