Utah is having it’s warmest winter on record, which isn’t great. But, right now, Utah has a Winter Storm Warning in effect and the Cottonwood Canyons are expecting 10-20 inches of new snow, which is nice.
It’s been so warm and dry in Utah, that NOAA Salt Lake City even got a little snarky with their latest Facebook post:
For the first time since December, many of you will see big orange trucks on the northern Utah area roadways. They are called snow plows. For snow amounts see attached image. – NOAA Salt Lake City, UT
Alta has gotten 218″ of snow this winter.
NOAA’s Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT 902 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST TUESDAY... * AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80 ALONG WITH THE WESTERN UINTAS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 20 INCHES BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE COTTONWOODS. * TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW THIS EVENING WILL DIMINISH FOR A TIME OVERNIGHT BEFORE BECOMING HEAVY ONCE AGAIN TUESDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL LINGER INTO THE AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF. * IMPACTS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS INCLUDING PERIODS OF SNOW PACKED ROADS AND GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITY CAN BE EXPECTED ON AREA ROADWAYS THROUGH TUESDAY. THIS INCLUDES THE COTTONWOOD CANYONS AS WELL AS PROVO AND SPANISH FORK CANYONS.