Snow blankets Utah in first winter storm, dry weather ahead

Posted at 10:02 AM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 12:10:04-05

Snow covered Utah in the state's first winter storm of the season.

Preliminary estimates show higher elevations got about 6 inches of snow and lower valley areas saw 1 to 3 inches.

It accumulated on grassy areas but not on roads because the ground is too warm.

The best chance of more accumulating snow will be over the mountains and just south of the Great Salt Lake across western Salt Lake County and eastern Tooele County.

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Strong northwest winds are likely across Castle Country and San Rafael Swell.

Gusty cross winds could make travel difficult on SR 10 and along I-70.  Winds will decrease Thursday night.

Showers will taper off Thursday afternoon and evening.

Dry weather returns Friday.

There’s a good chance of fog Friday morning.

Is this enough snow for the ski resorts? Click here to see ski snow totals.

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