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Many Utahns wake to first valley snow of the season

By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Updated - Oct. 25, 2020 at 11:46 a.m. | Posted - Oct. 25, 2020 at 8:42 a.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — A cold front swept through northern Utah overnight, bringing precipitation and even the first snow of the season in many places, including Salt Lake City.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City tweeted just before 8 a.m. that bands of heavier snow were shifting south from Davis County into Salt Lake County, and that residents could expect "a couple of inches" of accumulation on grass and "mostly wet roadways through around 10 am."

The Utah Department of Transportation said snow plows would be clearing roads in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons throughout the morning, and later announced that the weather has closed northbound U.S. Highway 191 in Daggett County at the Utah/Wyoming border.

The weather service said Saturday that temperatures would drop by 20 to 25 degrees from Saturday to Sunday. The KSL Weather Center pegs Sunday's high at 38 degrees Fahrenheit in Salt Lake City.

The weather service is warning of a "widespread hard freeze" on Monday, with forecast Monday morning lows of 21 degrees in Salt Lake City, 17 in Ogden, 19 in Provo, 14 in Cedar City, and just 5 degrees in Logan.

Compounding the cold, much of the Wasatch Front is also under a wind advisory beginning 6 p.m. Sunday and lasting until noon Monday. Winds could gust up to 45 mph, and officials are advising drivers to use caution. Washington County may also experience high winds, the weather service said.

For more information and a full forecast, visit the KSL Weather Center.

Graham Dudley

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