CITY OF SOLNO LEYKO – The National Weather Service has issued several winter weather warnings ahead of another storm that could provide more than a meter of snow in Mount Vasach and northern Utah on Friday night.
It is also projected to dump a few inches of snow in some of the region’s valleys and impact areas in central Utah.
The Utah Department of Transportation announced on Twitter shortly before 9 p.m. that 1-84 in the west is closed on the Utah-Idaho border; The UDOT traffic website showed that the interstate station is reopened at 22:00. Drivers can find up-to-date traffic information available at udottraffic.utah.gov
State Road 210 in Big Cottonwood Canyon will be closed for upward traffic at 1
Traction laws apply in both Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Salt Lake County from 7 p.m. on Friday. Traction devices such as snow tires or chains are required on all vehicles in both directions for state routes 210 and 190, according to UDOT.
All vehicles traveling I-80 through Parley Canyon must have traction devices. Drivers in the east can stop and put chains on the right side of the road at 129 miles, and western drivers can put chains on the mile at 146 on the right side, UDOT announced on Twitter.
Traction laws are also in place in Sardin Canyon in Cash County, USA 91 in both directions, between miles 2 and miles 17. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service said earlier Friday that the storm would lead to a “dangerous trip” through -high mountain passes such as Logan Canyon.
Northern Utah and the Wasach Front
Heavy snowfall is moving through the central and northern fronts of Wasac until 10pm on Friday, the National Weather Service said on Twitter. be careful, especially since “overpasses can freeze in a hurry,” NWS said.
The latest storm is part of a system moving from the Pacific Northwest, according to KSL meteorologist Grant Weiman. Snowstorms arrived in northern Utah and around the Wasatch Front on Friday morning in a smaller storm than the one that followed.
Stronger things are expected late Friday night against Saturday. The meteorological recommendations of the meteorological service, which were first published on Thursday and updated on Friday, will take effect in the late Friday afternoon and will last until Saturday evening. One adviser said snow accumulations were expected to reach 10 to 20 inches in the Vasach Mountains north and south of I-80 and in the western Winta Mountains, with some “locally larger amounts” possible in some areas.
Weather signal: The cold front will bring heavy and light snow in the valley tonight through the World Bank. The biggest threat from road snow on the Wasatch front will be SLC to the north and on the benches. Please be careful while traveling. For more information: https://t.co/4P1gO1U0Gg#utsnow#utwxpic.twitter.com/2wx3EgpwYk
– UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) February 26, 2021
“Winter driving conditions can be expected on all higher routes, especially in the upper canyons of Cottonwood, I-80 near the top of Parley’s and Logan Pass on Friday to Saturday,” the warning said.
Possible gusts of wind could be linked to the storm, but the meteorological service lifted the warning of negative 25-degree wind chills in an update to its winter weather council on Friday.
Wasatch Mountain Valleys
A second winter weather council has been issued for the Wasatch mountain valleys – the Heber, Huntsville and Park City areas – which also went into effect late Friday afternoon to Saturday night. The meteorological service said the trip could be affected on the Wasatch front on Saturday morning.
The agency forecasts 3 to 6 inches of snow in these areas, with “locally higher” amounts possible in the Ogden Valley. The signal added to the mountain valleys south of I-80 can receive 3 to 6 inches of snow; some parts of the Ogden Valley can receive more than 6 to 8 inches of snow from the storm.
The National Weather Service released an image showing the expected total snowfall from the storm to Sunday morning, which is approximately the time the storm has already passed. In addition to the areas listed in the advisory, cities such as Brigham City, Logan, Nephi, Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake City and Tooele are expected to receive 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Winter storm on the way! Northern mtn snow begins at night and increases in intensity and coverage on Friday, with snow falling to the bottom of the valley by Saturday morning. Expected 8-14 “in mtns with locally higher amtos (ie in Cottonwoods); 6-8” northern benches and 1-4 “valleys. # Utwxpic.twitter.com / XyQckZbEJ4
– NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) February 25, 2021
A third meeting was issued Friday morning for higher-level areas in central Utah, including places such as Fort Cove, Fish Lake, Koosharem and Scofield, which went into effect at 8pm on Friday and continue for most of the year. from Saturday. The council recommends that some areas receive 4 to 10 inches of snow.
“Occasional winter driving conditions can be expected, especially along US 6 from the Spanish Fork canyon north of Price and the higher peaks of I-70,” it said.
All three recommendations encourage drivers to “slow down and be careful while traveling.”
The storm is not expected to return to the average values of the state snow pack, but is expected to at least help the figure continue to move forward. According to SNOTEL, Utah’s snow cover was 77% of normal for this point during the year.
Additional snow could also raise avalanche fears as the threat became less severe than last week. By 8 a.m. Friday, most of Utah’s mountains were either at “moderate” or “significant” risk of avalanches, according to the Utah Avalanche Center. The danger of an avalanche was moved to “high” for the mountains near Logan.
Meanwhile, the forecast requires better time to focus on March. Temperatures on the Wasatch front are expected to return to the 40s and even lower 50s by the middle of the week next week, according to Weyman.
You can find complete forecasts for Utah areas at the KSL Weather Center.