Another storm? How much snow will we get?


The National Weather Service offers winter weather advice for Thursday.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Heavy snow affects traffic and residents in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

As much of Utah continues to dig after a major blizzard made landfall in the state Tuesday and Wednesday nights, more snow is forecast for Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advice for much of northern Utah.

Counseling runs through 8 p.m. Thursday in the northern Wasatch Front and Cache Valley and through 8 a.m. Friday in the Wasatch, Wasatch Back and Uintas Mountains. Forecasts could be up to 3-6 inches in the valley and 8-12 inches in the mountains.

(National Weather Service) A winter weather notice will go into effect for much of Utah on Thursday.

It was on top of the snow already on the ground. According to the National Weather Service, several records were broken on Wednesday – including in downtown Salt Lake City, which got 11 inches of snow. That number more than doubles the previous record of 5 inches set on December 15, 2001.

Other record-breakers include Brigham City, 4.6 inches (the previous record – 4 inches in 2001); Laketown, 4.5 inches (4 inches in 2000); Provo, 3.7 inches (3.5 inches in 2010); and Tooele, 12.3 inches (11 inches in 2001). At 4 inches, Logan set the record in 2015).

In Salt Lake City, the chance of snowfall Thursday and Thursday night is 80%, although not much more is expected – less than half an inch during the day and possibly an inch at night . However, snow can make the road slippery for both morning and evening.

There is also a chance of light snowfall Friday morning before the storm finally moves out of the area.

The temperature will remain cold during the day and drop sharply at night. The forecast for Salt Lake City is a 30s low Thursday-Saturday, mid 30s Sunday-Monday, and a low Tuesday-Wednesday. However, after Thursday night’s low of 24, the forecast calls for a low of 12 on Friday night and 19 on Saturday night before falling back to 20 overnight Sunday-Tuesday.

The next chance for snow will come on Tuesday.

Snow-free forecast for southern Utah. St. area George can expect highs in the over 40s through Sunday and lows through the mid-50s Monday through Wednesday. The overnight low will be in the mid to over 20s. There is a chance of light rain Tuesday night through Wednesday.

Snowfall this week has improved the state’s snow cover – but not by much, according to the National Weather Service. “It has helped, but we still have a long way to go and need more good events,” the weather service tweeted. Means “more blizzards”.

This week’s major storm has “taken us out of near-record low territory” to “just above” the 10th percentile for this time of year. Mountain snow and ice currently make up about 18 percent of average peak snow, “this usually doesn’t happen until April 4. So here’s hoping our weather stays on,” the Times Service said. National Weather tweeted. Another storm? How much snow will we get?

Yasmin Harisha

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