A winter weather advisory is in effect for Utah and Salt Lake Valleys
Salt Lake City – A winter weather warning has been issued for parts of the Wasatch Front, and police are urging drivers to slow down or delay travel, if possible, as falling snow creates hazardous driving conditions Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a warning for the Salt Lake and Utah valleys at 2 a.m. and raised the current alert level for the northern Utah mountains to a winter storm warning. These alerts last until 11 a.m
Drivers will see snow on their morning commutes with heavy snow falling from Ogden northward, KSL meteorologist Matt Johnson said. Cold temperatures overnight mean light snow on the roads this morning.
The snow will begin to change to a mix of rain and snow from Salt Lake City southward around 9 a.m. with snow continuing to be seen in Ogden and points north.
Today is the day you need two hands on the wheel 🚙❄️🥶
There are about a few inches of snow piled up on the roads here near Farmington.
If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see one lane…but most of it is covered in snow.
– Kara Bracken (@kbontv) January 17, 2024
Snow covered roads across the Wasatch Front. Please add at least an extra 15 minutes to your usual commute time! pic.twitter.com/xJKBpiK1u8
– Katja Stepovic (@KSLKatija) January 17, 2024
“Today’s storm will start out as snow thanks to cold valley ponds that will help keep the precipitation type on the cold side,” Johnson said. “As the day progresses, temperatures will warm up a bit, and this will help support rain and snow.”
The northern Utah mountains will pick up 6-12 inches of snow with the Cottonwoods getting 8-16+ inches. Logan and Ogden will see about 3 inches with Salt Lake to Provo seeing an impact of up to an inch.
Some mountain snow showers will continue into Thursday morning, but drier conditions are expected for most of Thursday as another high-pressure system moves in from the southwest.
The Ogden School District will be delayed by two hours Wednesday morning. “Half-day programs will be cancelled. Evening half-day programs have no change. Please travel carefully,” the district said.
Due to weather conditions, the Ogden School District has decided to delay start by two hours. Half-day morning programs will be cancelled. Half-day evening programs have no change. Please travel carefully.
– Ogdensdol District (@ogdensd) January 17, 2024