Virtually all of Utah received moisture from a storm Monday and early Tuesday that dumped 19 inches of snow at Alta, 14 at Snowbird and Solitude and 10 at Brighton.
And water amounts were generally pretty impressive from the storm, which was heaviest in the valleys of Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Tooele counties, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.The storm left just enough snow or water on the freeways to complicate things for drivers and Utah Highway Patrol troopers.
In the Salt Lake Valley, the patrol investigated two rollovers between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Tuesday, but neither resulted in injuries. One accident occurred near 10700 South and the other near 12700 South, dispatchers said. Both accidents were related to the weather.
In water amounts, Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon topped the list with 1.24 inches of moisture, followed by Tooele, which measured 0.88 of an inch in a total of 6 inches of snow.
About a half-inch of new snow fell early Tuesday morning and up to 2 inches of snow are possible Tuesday afternoon and evening along the Wasatch Front. Another foot of snow is expected in the mountains, especially the Cottonwood canyons, Alder said.
But not much snow is forecast Wednesday through the rest of the week in Utah.
Much colder temperatures accompanied the storm. The temperature didn't drop much overnight because of clouds, but it dipped to a low of 28 degrees early Tuesday at the Salt Lake International Airport. It was 10 at Cedar City, 11 at Delta, 17 at Dugway and 18 at Richfield. Ely, Nev., registered 5 below zero.
Other storm totals as of early Wednesday: Duck Creek, Kane County, 8 inches; Olympus Cove, 7; Milford, 6; Powder Mountain and Fillmore, 5; Sandy, Holladay, West Valley City, Elk Meadows, Park City, 4; Centerville, Monticello, 3; Cedar City, 2-3; Salt Lake City, Randolph, Coalville, Sundance, Blanding, Ogden and Layton, all 2 inches; and Provo, Brigham Young University and Brigham City, all a trace.
Other water amounts include: Blanding, 0.48 of an inch; Cedar City, 0.22; Holladay, 0.26; Fillmore, 0.42; Kanab, 0.26; Ogden, 0.24; Spanish Fork, 0.18; Provo-Brigham Young University, 0.20; Zion National Park, 0.29; American Fork; Coalville, 0.20; Olympus Cove, 0.69; Hurricane, 0.18; and North Salt Lake, 0.35.