Winter advisories in effect, avalanche danger issued for Utah mountains

Posted at 9:12 AM, Jan 31, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Sunshine and rain is forecast throughout the valleys of Utah while storms brew in higher elevations, according to the National Weather Service Saturday morning.

Winter weather advisories are in effect for central and southern Utah mountains until 4 p.m.

The mountains primarily impacted are in the Provo area and north of Price, said NWS meteorologist Christie Kruse.

Five to 10 inches of snow is predicted with 12-18 inches expected above 8,500 feet.

The Utah Avalanche Center has also issued moderate avalanche danger in Salt Lake, Provo and Moab mountains.

Dangers include wind drifts especially along high ridge lines.

More information on avalanche danger and how to stay safe can be found at