WEATHER

Mountain snow expected, none for SLC according to meteorologist

Oct 11, 2023, 1:00 PM

Image of snow at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon., late September, 2023. Sno...

Image of snow at Snowbird Ski Resort, late September 2023. The National Weather Service said these last few days of warmer weather are a great time to prepare and start winterizing (Snowbird Ski Resort).

(Snowbird Ski Resort)

SALT LAKE CITY — Snow isn’t coming to Salt Lake City just yet, according to KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank. 

“This storm system that’s coming is not going to snow in the valley. There’s no snow for Salt Lake City,” said Eubank. 

Snow is coming to Park City and the surrounding area, according to Eubank. He forecasted that elevations above 6,200 feet would see snow. 

That includes the high Uintas and upper Cottonwoods. 

“It looks like 2 to 3 inches at Snowbasin… 6 to 8 inches up top on the Cottonwoods up at Brighton, Alta, Solitude,” Eubank said. 

The last cold front brought 7 inches to Snowbird Ski Resort. Eubank said storms that bring mountain snow are typical for fall in Utah.

Eubank said that some residents of the Salt Lake Valley get winter weather advisories because some cities include parts of the mountains. 

“The truth is because Salt Lake and Alta are literally 10 miles apart, as the bird flies,” Eubank said.

Smartphone users can disable the weather warning feature. However, it is not recommended, especially if they are planning to travel to high elevations. He said those who are planning to visit elevations above 6,200 feet need to know snow is coming. They also need to be prepared. If they aren’t aware or are unprepared, the storm can wreak havoc on their return to the city. 

Does snow mean early skiing? 

Snow levels begin in the mountains and work their way down, according to Eubank. He added that we are entering the part of fall where early ski resort openings are possible. However, it is still too early to know since Utah autumns are unpredictable. 

“Stay tuned. Three weeks from now, I will let you know exactly what Halloween’s [weather] is looking like,” said Eubank. “The earliest ski resorts we’ve ever had open in Utah happened in Big Cottonwood on Halloween.”

Last year, some resorts got enough snowfall to open before Thanksgiving. 

Related reading: 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Weather

Raindrops on a window with traffic lights in front of the car, memorial day weather will be chilly ...

Allessandra Harris Gurr

Rain, cold temperatures in central and northern Utah this weekend

Thunderstorms, rain, high elevation snow, and temperatures around freezing are expected Memorial Day weekend in northern and central Utah.

1 day ago

Funnel clouds were spotted in Midway in September 2020. (Courtesy of Cameron Gibby)...

Peter Johnston

Utah tornado reports are up, but actual number are level

Utah tornado sightings are up in number however, many of those reports are never reach actual tornado status.

9 days ago

Southern arm of Great Salt Lake...

Carter Williams, KSL.com

Great Salt Lake’s southern arm reaches ‘significant’ level as spring rise slows down

The southern arm of Great Salt Lake reached an optimal level this week however, experts believe the lake will recede this summer.

11 days ago

A lone American flag at the Bonneville Salt Flats along Interstate 80 on the way to Wendover...

Adam Small

Despite warning signs, vehicles getting stuck in muddy Bonneville Salt Flats

While much of the Bonneville Salt Flats still look the same on the surface, underneath that salt is mud that vehicles are getting stuck in.

12 days ago

great salt lake shown, lithium in the lake is attracting companies...

Adam Small

Great Salt Lake level reaches seven-year high

Great Salt Lake now sits at 4,195.1 feet above sea level, more than 6.5 feet higher than its all-time historic low in late 2022.

17 days ago

Kara Smith of Brooklyn, New York, almost loses her umbrella as a gust of wind pops it open at Ensig...

Adam Small

Strong winds headed to Utah, namely, along Wasatch front

Strong winds will hit northern Utah over the next few days with expected strengths between 45 to 65 miles per hour.

18 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Mountain snow expected, none for SLC according to meteorologist