It’s won’t be “Snowapocalypse,” but northern Utah was bracing for a significant winter-like storm late Friday through Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm advisory for a swatch of the state running from Logan in the north to Wendover in the west, and stretching south through Ogden, Salt Lake City and Provo to Nephi. Snowfall of 1-3 inches was expected along the valley floors with 2-5 inches along the benches and up to a foot in the mountains.
The storm was expected to kick in just in time for the Friday evening commute, starting as rain and then transitioning to snow later Friday night. Forecasters expected the area north of Interstate 80 to be hit hardest by the storm, which was expected to continue overnight and well into Saturday morning. The winter storm advisory, officially beginning 4 p.m. Friday, was to expire noon Saturday.
The Utah Avalanche Center rated the Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Provo districts as “moderate” for snowslide risk, while the western Uintas earned a “considerable” avalanche ranking.
All sectors of the state won “Green” or healthy air quality rankings from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.
Northern Utah’s high temperatures were expected to dip from the 50s into the 30s between Friday and Saturday, with overnight lows in the 20s; southern Utahns looked for highs in the upper-50s and 60s with lows in the 30s and 40s.
Salt Lake City was pegged for high temperatures of 55 and 38 degrees on Friday and Saturday, respectively; Ogden 51 and 35; Provo 56 and 39; Logan 47 and 32; Wendover 52 and 39; Duchesne 46 and 39; Cedar City 57 and 40; St. George 66 and 56; and Moab 57 and 51 degrees.