NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Utah today including Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. The advisory goes into effect at 8pm tonight and remains in effect until 1pm on Wednesday.
The heaviest snow is forecast to come down tonight.
Alta and the Cottonwood ski resorts are forecast to see 6-10″ of snow while the Unitas should see 7-14″ of snowfall.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES FOR THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS...7 TO 14 INCHES FOR THE UINTA MOUNTAINS AND BOOK CLIFFS...AND 2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS. - NOAA Salt Lake City, UT
Snow levels are forecast to drop down to valley floors.
SNOW LEVELS COULD DIP TO THE WASATCH FRONT VALLEY FLOORS BY LATE EVE BUT LITTLE IF ANY ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED OTHER THAN ON GRASSY NON PAVEMENT SURFACES. - NOAA Salt Lake City, UT
No ski resorts are currently open in Utah, but hopefully this storm gets them a bit more to work with as they march towards opening days near Thanksgiving.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for UTAH:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT 404 PM MST MON NOV 9 2015 WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH- WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS- WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HUNTSVILLE...PARK CITY...HEBER CITY... WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON...MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY... SCOFIELD ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM MST WEDNESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM MST WEDNESDAY. * AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAIN VALLEYS...WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS ALONG WITH THE WASATCH PLATEAU AND BOOK CLIFFS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES FOR THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS...7 TO 14 INCHES FOR THE UINTA MOUNTAINS AND BOOK CLIFFS...AND 2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS. * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 THIS EVENING...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES OVERNIGHT...BEFORE BECOMING MORE SHOWERY IN NATURE TUESDAY INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY. SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80...EXPECT SNOW TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT...BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TUESDAY BEFORE TURNING SHOWERY TUESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF IN ALL AREAS BY MIDDAY WEDNESDAY. * IMPACTS...WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP...ESPECIALLY HIGHER PASSES INCLUDING INTERSTATE 80 FROM PARLEYS SUMMIT EAST TO THE WYOMING BORDER...US-40 NEAR DANIELS SUMMIT AND STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR...AND US-6 NEAR SOLDIER SUMMIT.