Here’s what to expect as remnants of California blizzard head to Utah

Mar 1, 2024, 7:21 AM | Updated: 9:14 am

Winter conditions...

Motorists drive through falling snow in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Feb. 7. A storm arriving in Utah has the potential to deliver multiple feet of mountain snow and decent valley accumulation this weekend, depending on variables. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of the Wasatch Mountains, while many other areas across Utah are now listed in a winter storm watch ahead of a storm that has the potential to deliver multiple feet of mountain snow over the next few days.

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New alerts, issued by the National Weather Service Thursday afternoon, cover a mix of mountain and valley areas across many parts of the state.

The incoming storm has already produced a slew of weather alerts west of Utah, including a blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada mountains that currently lasts through Sunday night. The weather service alert states that 5 to 10 feet of snow are generally expected there, but some parts could end up with as much as 12 feet or more.

Projected snow totals aren’t as drastic as remnants of the atmospheric river move east; however, the storm has the potential to bring big-time mountain snow totals in parts of northern Utah because of how the storm is forecast to move, says KSL meteorologist Matt Johnson.

Windy weather

Mild and windy conditions are also forecast over the next few days because of the storm. The agency also expanded wind advisories and warnings across the state that are already in effect.

The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings for many parts of the state that last Friday and Saturday, after some wind advisories were issued for Thursday. Gusts of up to 60-70 mph or more are possible across the West Desert parts of the Wasatch Front and parts of central and southwest Utah.

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Here’s what to expect as remnants of California blizzard head to Utah