SALT LAKE CITY — Winter weather advisories were issued by the National Weather Service for northern and central Utah for Monday due to the latest storm to move across the state.
The agency said light to moderate snow is developing northwest to southeast, but was expected to taper off by Monday night.
The western Uinta Mountains were anticipated to get 7 inches of snow with the storm, while Alta in Salt Lake County was predicted to get 9 inches by night’s end.
A Twitter post showed central Utah picking up generous amounts of precipitation, with 12 to 14 inches recorded in Monroe, Sevier County, by 7:40 a.m. Monday.
Despite the slick conditions and multiple slide-offs along the I-15 corridor, the snow is a welcome sight for weather watchers. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the Southwest — Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona — experienced its hottest and driest June to November period on record. The same is true for the West that includes Nevada and California.
Another snow storm is forecast for Thursday.