The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Wasatch Mountains
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Wasatch Mountains, with heavy snowfall expected in the area through Wednesday morning. The warning also includes a warning of avalanches in the backcountry. The storm is expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to the mountains, with the potential for more in some areas.
In addition to the winter storm warning, the weather service has also issued a winter weather advisory for the Utah valleys, including Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden. The advisory warns of snow and freezing temperatures, which could make travel difficult and hazardous.
The storm is expected to bring significant snowfall to the region, with the potential for power outages, road closures, and other disruptions. Residents are advised to take precautions, including staying indoors if possible, stocking up on food and supplies, and avoiding travel if conditions are hazardous.
The storm comes at a time when many Utah residents are already dealing with the aftermath of a recent windstorm that caused widespread damage and power outages across the state. While crews are working to restore power and clean up debris, the winter storm could make their efforts more difficult.
Overall, the winter storm warning and winter weather advisory serve as a reminder of the challenges and risks that come with living in a region known for its unpredictable weather. As always, residents are urged to stay informed, prepared, and cautious in the face of potentially hazardous conditions.