SALT LAKE CITY — Snowfall is expected to intensify along the Wasatch Front Monday night as a winter storm passes through Utah. Dangerous driving conditions may be experienced during Tuesday's morning commute.
A band of heavy snow has moved through Ogden and will continue working its way south through Weber/Davis/Salt Lake counties through about midnight.
It brought 2.7" of snow to Ogden in under 90 minutes, making for very slick driving conditions.
Salt Lake City and communities south will see isolated showers and snow flurries. Local accumulations of snow could be up to 4 inches in the valleys, but many locations will only see a trace.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for most of Utah through 5 a.m. Wednesday. The Wasatch Mountains, as well as the Western Uinta Mountains, are expected to receive up to 24 inches of snow.
A second wave of the storm comes Tuesday afternoon, with the benches forecast to receive a high of 10 inches of snow by midday Wednesday, while the mountain valleys could see up to 6 inches during the same period.
These storms are certainly creating a headache on the roads. The Utah Highway Patrol says they have responded to 300 crashes from Saturday through Monday and urge drivers to slow down.
According to advisories, I-84 and SR-30 will experience winter weather conditions including snow-covered roads and reduced visibility. Snow totals of two to five inches are expected in this area. The storm could also impact travel on I-15, I-84 and US-89 in northern Utah.
For SL, Tooele valleys, Wasatch Front Advisory,— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) February 15, 2021
Scattered snow showers will produce locally heavy snow & difficult driving conditions this evening. Highly variable snow amounts in valleys, more consistent on benches. Consistent valley snow later Tue.#utwx pic.twitter.com/nixSkmhV51
Avalanche warnings are in effect for Beaver, Box Elder, Carbone, Duchesne, Emery, Juab and San Juan counties.