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Snow for the Rockies, Avalanche Warnings in Utah

The active weather pattern continues in the western U.S. as low pressure systems move onshore from the Pacific Ocean. The system working through the West has plenty of moisture as it carries through the interior areas and higher elevations, bringing rounds of snow.

Winter Weather Advisories are in place for much of the high terrain areas of western Colorado into southeastern Wyoming. Snow totals of 4″ to 7″ are likely, with the highest peaks approaching a foot.

Avalanche Warnings are in place for parts of Utah and southern Idaho in advance of this system. The Bear River Range, Wasatch Mountains, western Uintas and Manti-Skyline Plateau are included in the warning.  Slopes steeper than 30° are the most in danger of avalanches.

A cold front has moved through Wyoming and most of Colorado. The heavier snow remains in the mountains western Colorado. Snow will be winding down for Utah by the late morning hours today (Friday). Snow showers remain possible throughout the mountains of Colorado through the early afternoon with a few areas of light snow possible across the eastern plains of Colorado.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest updates on this system, the active pattern continuing in the Northwest U.S. next week and other top weather headlines.

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