More snow piles up Sunday and it’s not over yet

Mar 26, 2023, 2:13 PM | Updated: Mar 27, 2023, 6:00 am

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Salt Lake City woke up to snow acculations Sunday. (Shelby Lofton/KSL TV)

(Shelby Lofton/KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY – Even though Utah already set a record for peak snow water equivalent last week, the snow kept falling in northern Utah Sunday and that storm is not completely done just yet.

“The snow really has not stopped,” said McKenzie Skiles, an assistant professor at the University of Utah, and head of the Snow Hydrology Research to Operations Lab. Friday she said, “This winter we’ve just been getting storm after storm after storm, and we have finally just matched the record for peak snow water equivalent that was set in ’83.”

That record was later eclipsed Friday afternoon.

Sunday morning KSL meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke wrote on Twitter that more snow is coming but it is letting up.

“The snow is not stopping yet, but it is starting to become less intense, and we should see it become more scattered once this main wave comes through. Not a whole lot of plows out just yet, so avoid roads if you can!” her tweet said. “There’s a chance for a few Monday morning snow showers, but by afternoon we will get a break from the clouds and precip. Tuesday stays dry before the next system approaches late Wednesday.”

Alta Ski Area and Snowbasin Resort announced new record snow this weekend.

Alta measures snow from October to April 30, and yesterday they beat their previous record from 1981-82 with 749 inches.

In that same season, Snowbasin’s record was 475 inches, and as of 5 a.m. Sunday that record fell as the resort announced a new record of 482 inches.

The Utah Avalanche Center tweeted, “The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE across all aspects and elevations where human-triggered avalanches are likely. Heavy snowfall and strong winds over the past few days have created a layered and unstable snowpack.”

Snowplows were busy Sunday.

The Utah Department of Transportation tweeted that the forecast for state Route 190 and state Route 210 through 6 a.m. Monday included more snow. Snow showers were expected all day Sunday for the upper canyons.

The National Weather Service tweeted that its Salt Lake office received nearly 2 1/2 inches of snow in just over an hour Sunday morning.

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More snow piles up Sunday and it’s not over yet