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Snow squall hits northern Utah

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Posted at 6:58 AM, Dec 27, 2021

A cold front hit the state late Monday afternoon and is expected to continue through early Tuesday morning. Snow in the valleys and mountains is expected. There will be minor accumulation for the valley floors with most of the snow falling through the evening commute.

Winter weather warnings and advisories are in place across much of the state. There are also snow squall warnings from Brigham City to the Salt Lake area and Tooele, which can create hazardous driving conditions.

Utah Highway Patrol reported 75 crashes just between the hours of 4 p.m. and about 8:30 p.m.

A power outage occurred Monday evening, impacting thousands of homes in the area of Taylorsville and West Valley City. It was not directly caused by weather, but by a car crashing into a pole.

Temperatures are also expected to drop dramatically with this new storm. A blast of cold air will drop temperatures down to the 20s for Tuesday with overnight lows in the teens.

Additionally, the Utah Avalanche Center has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Warning through 6 a.m. Tuesday for many mountain locations across Utah. People should check https://utahavalanchecenter.org before heading out in the backcountry.

Snow will quickly stick to the roads. Significant snow accumulation is expected for the mountains so treacherous roads are expected for mountain travel for Monday and Tuesday.

Salt Lake City
Monday: Snow showers late afternoon through the evening. Highs: Near 40.
Monday Night: Snow. 2-4 inches. Lows: Mid teens.
Tuesday: Snow showers early and then tapering off. Highs: Near 40.

St. George
Monday: Rain showers late. Highs: Mid 40s
Monday Night: Rain/snow showers Lows: Low 30s.
Tuesday: Morning snow and colder. Highs: Mid 30s.