NOAA: Winter Storm Watch: 8-12″ Forecast For Alta, UT Saturday & Sunday

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Snow on the way to Utah
RED= Heavy snow. Snow forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Image: NOAA 10/20/19

A cold front will bring snow to the Wasatch on Saturday, lasting through Sunday, bringing double-digit snow totals. A winter storm watch begins Saturday morning, until Sunday afternoon, for the Wasatch and Alta Ski Area.

Saturday night will see the most snow, with 6-10″ of snow accumulation possible.

Saturday Night: Snow. Low around 20. Windy, with a west wind around 46 mph,
 with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow 
accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible. - NOAA, 10/19/19
Extended forecast for the Wasatch
2-day forecast full of snow! Credit: NOAA 10/18/19

The storm may bring up to a foot of new snow or more to Alta and the surrounding Wasatch, building up Alta’s base. Alta expects to open for the 2019-2020 winter season on November 23d.

Alta, UT 60 hour GFS forecast
GFS total snowfall 60-hour forecast model. Credit: Tropical Tidbits 10/18/19

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