Winter Storm This Weekend Will Drop Snow, Clear Inversion

Feb 8, 2013

This weekend, a slow-moving winter storm will impact Utah beginning Friday afternoon and lasting through Sunday night.

The entire state will see accumulating snow through Sunday, but the mountains will reach the largest amounts of snow. The northern mountains are predicted to receive one to two feet of snow, while the southern mountains are predicted to receive 10 to 20 inches. Valleys North of 1-70 are expected to receive 4 to 8 inches of snow.

The snow will cause areas of winter driving conditions, particularly Friday evening in Utah County. Drive safely and slowly especially through point of the mountain. If possible, take alternate routes.

Friday night to Saturday morning travel will be particularly difficult along I-84 from Tremonton to the Idaho Border, and for Parley's Summit (US 40 and US 6).

The winter storm will rid the valleys of inversion and imporve ski conditions, but will increase avalanche danger. For the latest avalanche information, visit the Utah Avalanche Center.

Below is the National Weather Service warning video.