Winter storm warning, flash flood watch issued for parts of Southern Utah

Photo Courtesy: NWS Salt Lake City

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 18, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A winter storm warning and flash flood watch have been issued for parts of Southern Utah after some five months with no rain.

The National Weather Service said on its website a winter storm warning has been issued for the mountains of Washington, Iron, Beaver, Kane and Garfield counties. The warning is  expected to be in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Thursday.

“Heavy snow expected,” the warning said. “Total snow accumulations of one to two feet with locally heavy totals expected.”

The winter weather conditions may make travel difficult, especially near Boulder Summit on State Route 12, State Route 143 near Brian Head, State Route 148 near Cedar Breaks, State Route 153 between Beaver and Junction, and State Route 14 between Cedar City and U.S. Highway 89, the warning said.

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“If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency,” the warning said.

The NWS has also issued a flash flood watch for Washington, Iron, Beaver, Kane and Garfield counties, including Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park and the cities of Beaver, Cedar City, Milford, St. George, Kanab and Escalante.

The flash flood watch is in effect from Tuesday evening until Wednesday evening, the warning said.

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