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Updated: Sat Feb 9 07:10:12 MST 2002

Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center / National Weather Service

Utah Area Forecast Discussion

Cottonwood Canyons Forecast

Prepared by the National Weather Service, Salt Lake City
for use in snow safety activities and emergency management

Date/Time Issued: Sat Feb 09 03:54:51 MST 2002
Synopsis: Cold, moist, and unstable northwest flow kept snow longer than expected last night. High pressure will build over the area today. The flow is expected to turn through the day today, eventually to the northeast by this afternoon. Winds will also decrease through the day. The airmass will warm very slowly today, but will dry and stabilize quickly this morning. Stronger warming to take place Sat night and Sun.

Forecast for 0-12 hours (beginning at 05:00 or 17:00)
8000 Foot Temperature: Highs 20-25
Weather: AM light snow showers. Becoming PC w/ flurries.
Most Likely Snow Amount: 1-2                       Probability: 60 %
Next most Likely Amount: Trace                     Probability: 40 %
Ridgetop Wind Speed: moderate
Wind Direction: Northerly
Comments about the Wind: Moderate to strong this AM. Becoming lighter and Northeast by this afternoon.
Lightning: no

Forecast for 12-24 hours (beginning at 05:00 or 17:00)
8000 Foot Temperature: Lows 3-8
Weather: Becoming clear
Most Likely Snow Amount: 0                       Probability: 100 %
Next most Likely Amount:                  Probability: %
Ridgetop Wind Speed: light
Wind Direction: Northeast
Comments about the Wind:
Lightning: no

Remarks: With high pressure over the area and strong warming into Sunday, Highs could get into the 40s on Sunday. Warm and dry conditions will continue into Tuesday. The next possible threat of any snow will not be until Thursday.

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