The end of Utah’s freak spring snowstorm is almost here

The snow will end soon and the temperatures will rise.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jayde Prudden, a McGillis School teacher, takes advantage of a late start day due to snow to ski in her Salt Lake City neighborhood on Wednesday, April 5, 2023.

Snow continued to pile up in Utah on Wednesday morning, though most winter-weary residents will soon get a break.

“The end of the 5-day storm is almost here!” the Office of the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City announced on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

A winter storm warning originally scheduled to end at 6 p.m. Tuesday has been extended to 9 a.m. Wednesday for much of northern Utah. In the Wasatch Mountains in particular, the warning was extended until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

While the recent snow may seem like a boon to Utah’s ski resorts, Wednesday’s snowfall forced temporary shutdowns in both Brighton and Solitude as roads through Big Cottonwood Canyon were closed for avalanche control work to clear the snow. Little Cottonwood Canyon was also closed due to snow.

Avalanche danger remains “significant” in mountains near Salt Lake City, Logan, Ogden, Provo and in the Uintas, “significant” in the Skyline region, and “moderate” in the Moab region, according to the Utah Avalanche Center.

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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snow covers Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

As the storm eased and Utahans shoveled out, some of the snow totals over the past few days have been significant — especially since that storm hit in April.

According to the weather service, from 6:00 p.m. Saturday to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, this is how much snow fell:

snowbird • 67 inches.

Height • 63 inches.

Canyon Village in Park City • 49 inches.

powder mountain • 38 inches.

snow pool • 36 inches.

sandy • 28.6 inches.

Large Poplars • 27 inches.

Lonliness • 26 inch.

Logan • 25 inches.

Seestadt • 24.6 inches.

Randolph • 23.5 inches.

Park City Mountain • 23 inches.

summit park • 22.5 inches.

sugar house • 21.9 inches.

north salt lake • 21.1 inches.

rich bank • 20.4 inches.

Mantua • 19.7 inches.

West Jordan Bank • 19.4 inches.

Fort Union • 18.2 inches.

hyrum • 18 inches.

Ogden Bank • 17.4 inches.

Salt Lake City • 16.5 inches.

providence • 15.7 inches.

west bank • 15.5 inches.

plentiful • 15 inches.

Kearns • 15 inches.

Magna • 15 inches.

sun dance • 15 inches.

Salt Lake City International Airport • 14.8 inches.

Taylorsville • 14 inches.

North Ogden • 13 inches.

Wellsville • 12.7 inches.

Spanish fork • 12.5 inches.

City of Heber • 12 inches.

Nephi • 11.5 inches.

Springville • 11.5 inches.

murray • 11.2 inches.

southern jordan • 11 inches.

cedar city • 10.8 inches.

fruit heights • 10.8 inches.

Holiday • 10.5 inches.

south weaver • 10.4 inches.

town in the west valley • 10 inches.

Records broken

According to the National Weather Service, Utah set a record for snow-water equivalency for the 2023 water year, reaching 29.4 inches on Tuesday. This surpassed the record of 28.8 inches set in 1952.

Salt Lake City International Airport had 9 inches of snow on the ground Wednesday, the highest snow depth ever in April, according to records dating back to 1928.

On Tuesday, Salt Lake City set a record for the coldest high temperature ever recorded on a specific April 4th. The thermometers hit 33 degrees – 27 degrees below normal for the date. The previous record for the date was a high of 37 in 1918.

The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures to rise over the next few days, reaching normal highs for this time of year early next week.

Salt Lake City area Wednesday is forecast to be in the low to mid 30s; upper 30s to about 40 on Thursday; the upper 40s on Friday; the low to mid 50s on Saturday; the mid to high 50s on Sunday; and the low 60s on Monday and Tuesday. The end of Utah’s freak spring snowstorm is almost here

Justin Scaccy

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