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Utah mountains expected to see more snow, NWS issues winter storm warning

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-22 01:35:18-05

UTAH – A winter storm warning is in effect for areas above 7,000 feet in elevation in the central portions of northern Utah.

A photo of an avalanche detour at Alta in the Hellgate Snow Avalanche Area.

A photo of an avalanche detour at Alta in the Hellgate Snow Avalanche Area.

According to the National Weather Service, the winter storm warning begins at midnight and will continue until 6 p.m. Monday.

The warning applies to portions of central Utah mountains, and areas above 8,500 feet are expected to receive between 8 and 16 inches of snow. Heavy rain and snow is also expected.

Utah Department of Transportation Officials stated US 6 was closed at eastbound mile post 208 due to snow and there were reports earlier Sunday of slide offs and stalled semi trailers.

There were also reports of avalanches, according to the Utah Avalanche Center--who posted an avalanche warning. See the tweets below for details.

A screen capture of the National Weather Services' website's forecast for Sunday, December 21.

A screen capture of the National Weather Services' website's forecast for Sunday, December 21.

Ski resorts near Salt Lake City and Park City expected to see snow, according to their respective websites. The resorts listed the following expected totals for Sunday.

Alta: 7-12 inches

Brighton: 8-13 inches

Canyons Resort: 1-3 inches

Deer Valley: 1-3 inches (They did not list a forecast on their website and this total comes from weather.gov)

Snowbird: 5-9 inches

Solitude: 5-9 inches

Park City: 4-8 inches

In the Salt Lake City area, there is a high chance of rain both Sunday and Monday.

There are various other winter storm warnings and advisories for Utah and surrounding areas, click here to find the details relevant to your specific area.

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