(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City covered in fresh snow on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Northern Utah will get a bit more snow in the next couple of days, but central and southern Utah will be hit much harder.
| Feb. 22, 2022, 3:44 p.m.
Not a lot of snow fell in the Salt Lake City area overnight on Monday, but it was enough to make roads slick and snarl traffic. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, multiple crashes forced closure of northbound Interstate 215 on the west side of Salt Lake County during the morning commute.
Traffic was slowed to 20 mph on parts of I-15, and there were also multiple crashes in the Ogden area. No serious injuries were reported.
Little additional snow is expected in northern Utah, according to the National Weather Service, but heavier snowfall is in the forecast for central and southern Utah.
As of Tuesday morning, the storm had dropped just 0.3 inches of snow on Salt Lake City, although there was more accumulation in some other areas. Snow totals included:
Alta • 7 inches.
Logan Mountains, Salem, Snowbird • 5 inches.
Provo Canyon, Solitude • 4 inches.
Provo/BYU • 3.9 inches.
Magna, Park City Mountain • 2 inches
Alpine, Powder Mountain, Sandy • 1.5 inches.
Mantua • 1.4 inches.
Cottonwood Heights, Logan • 1.2 inches.
Tooele • 1.1 inches.
Heber, Taylorsvillle • 1 inch.
SLC International airport • 0.9 inches
Bountiful • 0.8 inches.
Bountiful, Centerville, Payson • 0.5 inches.
Holladay, West Jordan • 0.4 inches.
In Salt Lake City, there’s a 20-30% chance of more snow on Tuesday, and a 40% chance on Wednesday. However, little accumulation is expected — maybe an inch or so.
Temperatures will remain colder than normal — as much as 15-20 degrees below normal for this time of year. Expect a high of 33 on Tuesday, with an overnight low of 18; 28/14 on Wednesday; 30/18 on Thursday; 32/15 on Friday; and 35/17 on Friday. It’ll warm up into the mid-40s on Sunday, about 5 degrees below normal.
(National Weather Service) High winds are expected near Farmington, Ogden and Weber Canyons.
North of Salt Lake City, high winds are expected and property damage is possible near Farmington, Ogden and Weber Canyons on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather. Expect gusts of 30-40 mph, and there could be gusts up to 50 mph.
More snow accumulation is expected in central and southern Utah, where the National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories. There could be 3-5 inches in Manti, Ephraim, Richfield, Price, Delta, Nephi, Duchesne and Panguitch; 4-7 inches in Beaver and Cedar City; 3-10 inches in Springdale, Bryce Canyon City, Kanab, Escalante, Loa, Torrey and Hanksville; and 6-12 inches in Cove Fort and Scofield.
Utah’s southern mountains, including the cities of Brian Head and Alton, could get 1-2 feet of snow.
Temperatures will also be 10-20 degrees below normal in St. George for the next couple of days, and residents there can expect to see snow accumulation. A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday-5 a.m. Wednesday. There’s an 80% chance of snow on Tuesday night and a 70% chance on Wednesday. There could be up to 2 inches of snow, and it could be mixed with rain.
After a high of 51 and an overnight low of 32 on Tuesday, the forecast calls for 42/21 on Wednesday, 43/21 on Thursday, 48/20 on Friday, and 49/22 on Saturday. Normal highs are in the low 60s, and St. George will get close to that on Sunday with a high of 57.