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Winter Storm Watch issued for this weekend

The National Weather Service, has issued a Winter Storm Watch for this weekend. We’re looking for windy and snowy weather to move in late Saturday and continue into Sunday. Most of the snow will favor the higher elevations. Snake River Plain communities could pick up 1-2″ of new snowfall, with blowing and drifting snow on Sunday. This Winter Storm Watch will likely turn over to a Warning by Saturday afternoon.

“A potent winter storm arrives Saturday night into Sunday bringing significant snow accumulations to the central mountains and eastern highlands. In addition, winds strengthen Sunday to where areas of blowing snow are expected. An expansion of headlines is possible if confidence grows further over the next 24 hours.”

Bear River Range-Blackfoot Mountains-Caribou Range-

Big Hole Mountains-Teton Valley-Centennial Mountains –

Island Park-Sawtooth/Stanley Basin-

Including the cities of Soda Springs, Henry, Bone, Victor,

Ashton, Driggs, Island Park, and Stanley

109 PM MST Fri Dec 28 2018

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

SUNDAY EVENING

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel

conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with

localized amounts up to 12 inches, are possible.

* WHERE…Stanley Basin, Island Park, Ashton, Driggs, Victor, the

Swan Valley including Palisades, Wayan, Chesterfield, Soda

Springs, and Emigration Pass.

* WHEN…From Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

* WINDS…West and southwest winds around 20 miles per hour with

frequent gusts above 35 miles per hour are expected. This would

lead to significant blowing and drifting snow with near white

out conditions possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant

snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue

to monitor the latest forecasts.

News Team

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