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Snow in August: Powder forms high in the Uinta Mountains

Posted at 7:04 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 13:37:30-04

BALD MOUNTAIN PASS, Utah — Snow could be seen forming near Bald Mountain Pass high in the Uinta Mountains Thursday morning.

A Utah Department of Transportation camera on Mirror Lake Highway showed a dusting of white powder covering trees and the ground around 6:30 a.m.

At more than 10,700 feet, the area is the highest paved road in Utah.

Snow was also seen falling at Snowbird and the Alta ski areas.

Utah may have "the best snow on Earth," but we usually don't see much powder in the summer.

This isn't the first time Bald Mountain Pass has seen summer snow, though. The area saw snow as early as July 10 back in 2015.

In Utah, the average first day of snow is Nov. 7, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS Salt Lake City said to expect fall-like temperatures above 9,000 feet in the Uinta and Wasatch mountains on Thursday.