The NOAA has issued a winter storm watch for the southern mountains of Utah. Elevations above 8,000-feet could see up to 24″ of fresh snow.
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches with local areas receiving up to 24 inches possible. * WHERE...Southern Mountains. * WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult, especially over Boulder Summit on SR-12, SR-143 near Brian Head, SR-148 near Cedar Breaks, SR-153 between Beaver and Junction, and SR-14 between Cedar City and US-89.
Brain Head Resort, who postponed their opening day last week citing ‘warm weather’ will be the big winner here. Hopefully, this storm will put their opening back on track! Eagle Point Resort, just north-east of Brian Head, could also see accumulations close to a couple of feet.
...widespread moderate/heavy precip into southwest Utah by Wednesday morning. Initial snow levels will be on the high side, though with strong lift generating heavier precip, these snow levels should start to come down later Wednesday morning/afternoon.
Snow should start late Tuesday morning, becoming heaviest early Wednesday morning, and continue throughout the week. Temperatures will drop gradually throughout the week, reaching a low of about 10ºF on Thursday evening.
Other Utah ski areas should also see snow. Resorts in the Wasatch could see a few inches. Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton could each see around 6″ each, and Park City and Deer Valley 4″.