Winter storm watch released for much of Utah


(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snow was generated near Solitude Mountain Resort’s facility on opening day on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. A blizzard is expected to trail several inches – even maybe even a few feet – to the mountains on Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued several winter storm warnings covering much of Utah Wednesday through Friday. The storm is expected to affect most of the state.

Salt Lake City is expected to be impacted with a total of 4-6 inches of snow, with 2-3 inches in Ogden, 3-4 inches in Provo and 8-12 inches in Park City. The worst weather is expected to hit northern Utah during the commute on Thursday morning, before heavier snowfall moves into central and southern Utah Thursday afternoon and evening.

(National Weather Service) A winter storm is expected to make landfall in Utah on Thursday.

In Salt Lake City, there is a 10% chance of rain after 5 p.m. Wednesday, increasing to 80% overnight as temperatures drop to around 33. The chance of Thursday snow is 100%, with heat forecast altitude is 34. There’s a 50% chance of more snow on Thursday night when temperatures drop to their lowest in the 20s.

And still more snow is expected on Friday. There’s an 80% chance of rain, mostly before 11am, and temperatures will remain below freezing – a high is forecast at 31.

After an overnight low of around 17 on Friday, it will be mostly sunny and 36 on Saturday; partly cloudy on Saturday night and day 22; and mostly sunny and 42 on Sunday.

(National Weather Service) Here are some tips for driving in winter.

The National Weather Service’s winter storm watch will affect most of the state:

• One for the Wasatch Mountains north of Interstate 80, the Uinta Mountains west and Mantua, Logan Summit, Mirror Lake Highway and Moon Lake Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

Snow can accumulate between 8-18 inches in the mountains, with gusts of up to 35 mph – making travel “very difficult,” according to the National Weather Service.

• Second winter storm alert covers Wasatch Back, Wasatch Mountains south of I-80, Wasatch Plateau / Cliffs of Book and Huntsville, Park City, Heber City, Alta, Brighton, Scofield and Indian Canyon from Thursday evening Wednesday to Friday afternoon.

Rain can start as rain in the valleys before turning to snow – 4-10 inches in Wasatch Back and 1-2 feet in the mountains, with gusts of up to 35 mph and “very” travel conditions. difficult”.

• A third winter storm warning has been issued for Millard and Juab counties, central and southern mountainous areas of Utah, southwestern Utah and Delta, Little Sahara, Nephi, Scipio, Fillmore, Cove Fort, Fish Lake, Joes Valley , Beaver, Cedar City, Milford , Brian Head, and Alton from late Wednesday through Friday afternoon.

Rain can start as rain in the valleys before turning to snow. Accumulation of 2-6 inches can occur in valleys and 1-2 feet in mountains.

• A fourth winter storm warning was issued for the mountains east of Uinta, the Tavaputs Plateau and the cities of Manila and Dutch John Thursday-Friday morning. A total of 6-12 inches of snow is possible, with gusts of up to 35 mph.

According to the National Weather Service, travel can be “very difficult”, with patchy, blowing snow “significantly” reducing visibility, especially on passes.

• And a Thursday winter storm watch mode will be in effect from Thursday morning through Friday morning in the La Sal and Abajo Mountains, with 6-12 inches of snow and possible gusts of up to 35 mph at an altitude of 7,000 feet.

In St. George, chance of light rain Wednesday night, 100% chance of rain Thursday, 90% chance of rain – possibly snow – Thursday night. Daytime highs will be in the 40s and 50s through the weekend, with overnight lows in the 20s and 30s. Winter storm watch released for much of Utah

Yasmin Harisha

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