With snow Wednesday, more snow Thursday and lots more snow expected for the weekend - it's beginning to look a lot more like Christmas.
The ski resorts are celebrating already. There was 3 inches of new snow by early Thursday at Alta; 10 (most of that fell Wednesday) at Brian Head, Iron County; 2 at Brighton; 3 at Park City; 2 at Powder Mountain, Weber County; and at 2 at Solitude.Thursday it was a mixed bag of weather around the state with snow having fallen in most areas. By early Thursday there was fog in St. George and in Delta, where visibility was down to a quarter mile, and an inch of new snow at Vernal.
Snow was expected to continue falling on and off Thursday. Another storm is forecast for Thursday night and Friday morning, which may bring 2 to 4 inches along the Wasatch Front. But a bigger storm is expected during the weekend, probably by Saturday afternoon in the Salt Lake Valley, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.
"It will probably be the most snow we have seen in the valley this winter. Most of the storm will be in the mountains and in western Utah, with just scattered snow in the eastern part of the state," Alder said.
With cold temperatures and new snow, freeways and other roads were hazardous in many areas of Utah and surrounding states. The temperature dropped to 30 degrees at 2 a.m. at the Salt Lake International Airport; 22 in Hanksville; 20 in Logan; 22 in Tooele; and 15 in Trenton, Cache County.