WEATHER

First winter storm drops more than 11 inches of snow on Logan

Oct 12, 2021, 1:43 PM
Almost 15 inches at Park City Mountain on 10-12-2021.
 Photo courtesy of Park City Mountain, Jessie...
Almost 15 inches at Park City Mountain on 10-12-2021. Photo courtesy of Park City Mountain, Jessie Van der Linden

SALT LAKE CITY — The first winter storm of the season took some Utahns by surprise, while others didn’t see a single snowflake.

The National Weather Service reported Logan received 11-1/2 inches of snow, dropping tree limbs onto power lines.  Logan received slightly more snow than Solitude ski resort.

Park City Mountain resort is reporting the biggest snowfall with almost 15 inches.  The valleys along the Wasatch Front saw only rain.

Southern Utah also has a white blanket

The Interstate 15 corridor between I-70 and Cedar City was nearly a whiteout early Tuesday morning, according to KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman.  Central and Southern Utah will likely pick up more snow throughout the day.

“Now the target is southwestern Utah.  So, beyond Beaver toward Cedar City. The mountain passes can be an issue whenever there’s winter weather,” said Weyman.

Cedar City already picked up 7 inches of snow by 9 a.m.  New Harmony in Washington County reported 10 inches.

Zion National Park said it had to close the Kolob Canyons Road due to weather conditions.

Not done yet

Weyman said this storm is “slowly churning across the state.”  He said more rain is expected at lower elevations with higher elevations getting more snow.

Mostly sunny skies return on Wednesday. 

“Then a colder storm moves in Wednesday night and Thursday, bringing more rain and snow,”  said Weyman.

Today’s Top Stories

Weather

A westbound car is caught in a spray of water thrown up by a pickup truck on Highway 20 Monday, Nov...
The Associated Press

‘Atmospheric river’ causes floods, evacuations in Northwest

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Days of heavy rainfall and high winds Monday coming from an atmospheric river — a huge plume of moisture extending over the Pacific and into the Northwest — in Washington state caused extensive flooding and mudslides that forced evacuations and closed schools and part of Interstate 5. The National Weather Service […]
12 days ago
utah ski resorts...
Nick Wyatt

Ski season opening day in limbo with lack of mountain snow

While great for making artificial snow, the incoming storm this week likely won't drop much of the real stuff on Utah ski resorts.
12 days ago
NWS predicts 'skier's delight' storm, but little impact on our snowpack, Utah's drought...
Mark Jones

Got a coat handy? A cooldown in the weather is coming this week

The weather in November has been enjoyable for many. However, a cooldown in the weather is coming this week and freezing temperatures could be felt as early as Wednesday.
13 days ago
climate change...
Curt Gresseth

Both Dems and Republicans needed to end climate change, says Utah clean-energy advocate

The founder of Utah Clean Energy said the transition away from fossil fuels has begun in the state but all voices are needed to make it work.
18 days ago
Snowbird...
Amber Gentry

October sets new record for snowfall in Utah, officials hoping for more

Ski Utah officials reported a much higher snowfall this October than normal, in fact this was the snowiest October since 2004.
25 days ago
heat water assistance winter...
Eliza Craig

HEAT adds water assistance benefit for eligible low-income households

Water assistance is added to the Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program for those low-income households who apply for aid and qualify.
25 days ago
First winter storm drops more than 11 inches of snow on Logan