Ready for snow this weekend, northern Utah?

Sep 20, 2023, 4:42 PM | Updated: 4:50 pm

Image of a snowman, created at Snowbird Ski Resort when the snow fell on Labor Day in 2023. The Nat...

A snowman at Hidden Peak at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023. Snowbird saw its first snowfall of the season on Labor Day, and the upper Cottonwood Canyons could see more snow this weekend. (Megan Nielsen, Deseret News)

(Megan Nielsen, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Uintas and upper Cottonwood Canyon areas of Utah will likely see snow this weekend. You read that correctly.

We’re just not sure of the numbers quite yet.

“It’s highly uncertain because of the timing of the cold air and the arrival of the best moisture,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Michael Wessler told KSL NewsRadio. “If those two come in paired really well, you know, some areas at highest elevations could see as much as, say six to eight inches.”

He said that it will depend on when the cold air arrives over northern Utah.

Screengrab from, accessed 09/20/23 at 4:28 p.m.

“If the cold air lags behind the first slug of moisture, we really could see maybe a dusting to two inches,” Wessler said.

The state already had a jolt of winter on Labor Day, when ski resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons reported snowfall. Additionally, Wessler said it’s normal for Utah to see its first snowfall in September.

So nothing record-breaking is expected from the snow in Utah this weekend. And it’s a little early to start predicting what kind of winter Utah is about to have.

But do be aware of the possibility of colder temperatures and even snow, especially if you’re traveling to Kings Peak and the upper portions of Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.


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Ready for snow this weekend, northern Utah?