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Forecasters Predict Snow on Christmas is Unlikely

Forecasters Predict Snow on Christmas is Unlikely



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah residents may have snow on the ground, but forecasters say it's unlikely they'll get snow falling on Christmas.

In fact, the National Weather Service reports, in the past 77 years, snow fell in Utah's capital on Christmas just 47 percent of the time. However, forecasters say Utahns will see snow this week -- starting today.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Wasatch and Uinta mountains until eleven p-m tonight. The Weather Service says the mountains are expected to get between four and 12 inches of snow today, while the valley is expected to get up to two inches of snow.

Also, N-W-S has issued a snow advisory for Cache Valley, the northern Wasatch Front and the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys. It will remain in effect until noon today.

Meanwhile, the Weather Service warns drivers that snow covered roads that will make the morning commute slow and difficult.

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On the Net:

National Weather Service: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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