Snow blankets the state Saturday night

Posted at 10:51 AM, Dec 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-08 12:51:22-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A winter storm swept the state leaving an unusual amount of snow in southern Utah Saturday night.

The center of the storm is now in eastern Utah and should kick out of the state to the east, said meteorologist Mike Conger with the National Weather Service. Snow is expected to stop Sunday afternoon but temperatures will remain cold.

As of Saturday evening, Conger said the southern part of the state saw better snow accumulations from this storm system with 6 inches in St. George and 8.5 inches in Zion National Park.

“This is an exceptional event,” Conger said.

Snow accumulations varied throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

As of Sunday morning Salt Lake City saw 3.5 inches – not uncommon for the season.

Conger said inversion should set in later on Monday. Fog will show up on open lakes about midweek.

The high Sunday in the Salt Lake Valley will be approximately 19 degrees with a low of 4. Monday the high will be 17 with a low of zero.

The high Sunday in St. George will be 35 degrees with a low of 15. Monday the high will be 35 with a low of 18.