March is coming in like a lion

I wish I had kept a running total of all the Winter Storm Warnings that we have had in Cedar City since just the start of the year. Well, we will start off March under another one for much of southwest Utah. The warning goes in to effect on Tuesday February 28th at 8pm, and will stay in effect all the way until 5am Thursday morning. Periods of heavy snow are predicted, with 5 to 10 inches forecast for most of southwest Utah, St. George excluded, and 6 to 12 inches forecast for Bryce Canyon country. The southern Utah Mountains are set to get walloped again with 1 to 2 feet expected to fall in most mountain locations, with the Pine Valley Mountains set to get an expected 2 and a half feet.

For Cedar City specifically, the experimental Probalistic Snow forecast on the Salt Lake City forecast office website is saying that 11.2 inches will come from this storm. Kanab is predicted to get 11.4 inches. Watch for those numbers to adjust during the event.

Winter driving conditions are expected on all area roads, except in St. George proper. The National Weather Service recommends that people who must travel keep an extra flashlight, food and water in vehicles in case of an emergency. If travel is not necessary, it might be a good day to stay home.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the snow pack for Southwest Utah sat at 207% of normal.

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