What’s going on?
At least 4 inches of snow is expected to blanket parts of Kansas, Illinois and Michigan. Meanwhile, parts of Nebraska and Iowa could see triple that number, according to USA Today.
In fact, 10 inches of snow had already fallen in eastern Nebraska, which forced closures for coronavirus testing, USA Today reports.
- “This is historic snow,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Taylor Nicolaisen.
- Nicolaisen said there would be 10 to 15 inches of snow in areas of Nebraska and Iowa that hadn’t seen more than a foot of snow in more than 15 years.
So what about Utah?
According to KSL Weather, there is a storm hitting southern and central Utah. Some snow will reach the Wasatch Front but not too much.
- The snowstorm will leave the state by the end of the afternoon.
- Another storm is slated to hit Utah by the end of the week, targeting southern Utah above all other locations in the state, according to KSL Weather.
Earlier this week ...
Over the weekend, snow fell on the Grand Canyon and Malibu, California — two places you might not expect to see snowfall, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
The National Weather Service said two storm systems will hit half the country this week with snow and rain. For example, snow will hit Arizona and Colorado, as well as the Sierra Nevada.