November 21, 2018


New: Cedar Fire (Tooele County, 25 miles northwest of Grantsville) – The Cedar Fire started on November 18, and was fully contained at 331 acres on November 19. There were no significant threats and no state resources requested.

Update: EMAC Deployment (Utah/California) – On November 11, approximately 101 personnel and 21 apparatuses deployed to California under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) in support of fire suppression efforts. They all returned safely on November 18 and 20.

Update: EOC Activation Level – The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has lowered its activation level to Daily Operations.

Significant Weather – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of northern Utah and a Hazardous Weather Outlook for all of Utah. Two separate Pacific storm systems will impact Utah this weekend. The first storm will move into the West Coast Wednesday evening, then continue east into Utah by early Thursday morning. Precipitation will initially come in as valley rain and mountain snow, with snow levels lowering to the higher northern valleys during the morning. Snow will be heaviest during the day, then decrease on Thursday evening. Snow will return to far northern Utah later Thursday night, then spread and intensify Friday through early Saturday. Accumulating snow is expected for much of northern and central Utah, with mountains possibly seeing significant accumulations. Periods of snow may cause travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads with limited visibility, and use caution while driving. Click here for road conditions.
Statewide Drought Declaration – On October 15, Governor Herbert issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency due to statewide drought conditions. Box Elder, Wayne, Grand, Emery, Carbon, and San Juan Counties have active emergency drought declarations. Click here for current drought conditions across the State.

Harmful Algal Bloom – An Algal Bloom Warning Advisory remains in effect for Utah Lake. Click here for more information.

Always check your National Weather Service– SLC