- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on Utah weather (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

The U.S. Forest Service has issued an avalanche warning for northern and central Utah, saying that conditions are making the danger high and extreme.

The agency’s Utah Avalanche Center says expected heavy snow and strong winds will create dangerous avalanche conditions over the next several days and that natural and human-triggered slides will occur on steep slopes.

Forecaster Drew Hardesty notes that people going out of bounds at ski resorts account for one in five avalanche deaths in Utah.

The center also says warmer weather and rain-on-snow at low elevations will create the potential for roof avalanches and other hazardous conditions in the valleys and in urban areas along the Wasatch Front over the coming days.


10:55 a.m.

Snow, freezing rain and strong winds are expected from a storm headed into northern Utah, with the worst impacts forecast for north of Salt Lake City.

A winter storm warning for heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions is in effect from Saturday night through Monday night in the Wasatch Mountains, the western Uinta Mountains and the Wasatch Plateau.

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