The weather will be fair and much colder Tuesday night over a large part of Utah.
With most temperatures in the low to mid-20s but a few readings in the upper teens, it will be the coldest night so far this winter along the Wasatch Front, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.Breezy easterly canyon winds will gust to 35 mph Wednesday morning.Lows will be in the upper teens through the low 20s. Highs will be in the mid-40s.
Forecasters said a cold northeastern flow aloft will hover over the Wasatch Front through Wednesday; the associated air mass will be drying.
That will be a substantial change from Monday's storm, which dumped substantial amounts of snow in many areas of the state.
Low temperatures Tuesday morning were mostly in the 20s. The coldest temperature was 20 degrees at Richfield, with the mildest being 34 at Wendover.
A cold upper level low-pressure area was expected to continue developing southward over Utah, creating favorable conditions for snow over the southern mountains. An additional 4 to 6 inches of new snow was expected there Tuesday. Higher amounts are likely in some areas, according to Ed Carle, a lead forecaster at the Weather Service.
Light snow and ice made traveling in south Utah County treacherous Tuesday morning as police responded to more than 20 traffic accidents between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Most of the accidents, including several multiple-car accidents, occurred on I-15 near Spanish Fork. Police and emergency personnel also responded to several rollovers.
Icy overpasses were also blamed for some accidents in Davis County Tuesday morning, with motorists sliding into retaining walls and then each other, according to the Utah Highway Patrol and the sheriff's department.
Alder listed water amounts from the storm as of early Tuesday: Salt Lake City, 0.41 inch; Layton, 0.46; Payson, 0.30; Springville, 0.24; American Fork, 0.21; Centerville, 0.59; Roy, 0.37; Cottonwood, 0.42; Holladay, 0.52; Alta, 2.05; Ogden, 0.52; Orem, 0.23; Draper, 0.32; Hogle Zoo, 0.50; Provo-BYU, 0.12; Wendover, 0.05; Farmington, 0.43; downtown Salt Lake City, 0.53; Spanish Fork, 0.28; Coalville, 0.52; Brigham City, 0.53; North Salt Lake, 0.63; Collinston, Box Elder County, 0.70; Tooele, 0.67; Mountain Dell Reservoir, 0.70.
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Alta 24 inches
Solitude 21 inches
Snowbird 19 inches
Brighton 16 inches
Spruces 15 inches
Park City 12 inches
Snow Basin 10 inches
Powder Mountain 9 inches
Millcreek Canyon 5 inches
Tooele 5 inches
Soldier Summit 2-4 inches
Coalville 3 inches