NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Utah’s Wasatch & Uinta Mountains that is calling for 6-12+” of snow to fall today. It’s only the 2nd day of Fall… September 23rd…
This Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10am Saturday.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATION WILL BE ABOVE ABOUT 9000 FEET. - NOAA SLC, UT today
Snow levels will be as low as 7,000-feet.
* SNOW LEVELS...BETWEEN 7000 FEET AND 8000 FEET. - NOAA SLC, UT today
Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude, Park City, and the Uinta Mountains have already seen snow as of this morning (photos below).
Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude will most likely be opening around November 18th, 2016 this season.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for UTAH:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT 334 AM MDT FRI SEP 23 2016 WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80- WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODRUFF...RANDOLPH...ALTA...BRIGHTON... MIRROR LAKE HIGHWAY ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MDT SATURDAY... * AFFECTED AREA...THE WASATCH MOUNTAINS AND THE WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATION WILL BE ABOVE ABOUT 9000 FEET. * TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING EARLY TOMORROW. * SNOW LEVELS...BETWEEN 7000 FEET AND 8000 FEET. * IMPACTS...SNOW WILL RESULT IN WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ON HIGH ELEVATION ROADWAYS ABOVE 8500 FEET. SOME BACKCOUNTRY ROADS WILL BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO THE SNOW. ANYONE IN THE HIGH ELEVATION BACKCOUNTRY IS URGED TO BE PREPARED FOR ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS AND TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS.