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SALT LAKE CITY -- A mass of cold air predicted to move into the state Wednesday will be ushered in Tuesday evening with high winds -- some topping 80 mph on mountain ridgelines.
The latest forecast by hydrologist Brian McInerney of the National Weather Service said this new storm will be accompanied by widespread snowfall in the mountains across Utah, with some areas anticipated to get up to 3 additional feet.
The Ogden Valley communities of Eden, Huntsville and Liberty are expected to be pounded with as much as 2 feet of snow on the ground, McInerney said. In contrast, the Snyderville Basin and areas such as Morgan and Heber will receive 6 inches to a foot because of the path the storm is taking.
Motorists are being warned that the storm will significantly impact travel across the region, hampering travel and presenting "challenging conditions" along I-80, I-70 and the I-15 corridor, particularly between Nephi and Cedar City. That area, along with the mid-section of I-80, is predicted to get up to a foot of snow.
McInerney said before the storm moves out Thursday afternoon, followed by "cold and icy" conditions, it will drop 6 to 12 inches of new powder on the benches and 3 to 6 inches on valley floors.
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Most "Team Hill" military and civilian workers at Hill Air Force Base can report for work two hours later than originally scheduled Wednesday, according to a news release.
It says leadership directed two-hour late reporting to ensure the safety of Team Hill personnel because of the forecasted hazardous road conditions and pending winter storm.
Mission-essential personnel must report to work at their normal duty hours. Any Team Hill workers who have questions about when to report should contact their supervisors or unit control center.