Utah Endures First Snowstorm of Season, 8 Inches Accumulate

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 1 (UPI) — Parts of northern Utah received the snowstorm of the season with some ski areas getting as much as eight inches of snow, a weather service official says.

Mike Conger of the National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City office, said ski areas in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon got their fair share of snow during Wednesday’s storm that prompted a winter storm warning for the surrounding area, The Salt Lake Tribune said Thursday.

“We could have a hard freeze in northern Utah and the southwest part of the state around Cedar City if clear skies plunge temperatures overnight,” Conger said. “We have a freeze warning out because of that possibility.”

AccuWeather.com said Thursday that Colorado and Wyoming are enduring occasional snow showers in the wake of Wednesday’s snow event across the Rocky Mountains.

As the Rocky Mountains faces snowfall, rain showers were predicted for western Washington and northwestern Oregon Thursday.

AccuWeather.com predicted another heavy snow event for this weekend for eastern Oregon, Idaho and the northern Rockies.

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