Expires 3:45 AM EDT on April 24, 2014
Statement as of 1:37 PM MDT on April 23, 2014
... Widespread precipitation and wind expected this weekend...
A two-part late season winter storm will reach eastern Utah early
Saturday morning and spread precipitation east into western
Colorado during the day Saturday. Erratic winds... rain in the
valleys... and snow accumulation at about 9000 feet and higher is
Snow levels will lower Saturday night when a strong cold front
moves through from west to east bringing another pulse of energy
and moisture through the area. This second weather disturbance
late Saturday and early Sunday is expected to produce rain... and
accumulating snow potentially as low as 5500 feet. Isolated
thunderstorms are also possible with this cold front.
Travel this weekend is anticipated to become difficult through
the mountains and possibly even higher valley locations due to
accumulating snow and blowing snow. Stay tuned to this developing
weather system for more details as the event becomes closer.