SALT LAKE CITY — The latest in a series of winter storms hit Utah Monday afternoon.
Northern Utah saw the first snow from the storm at about 3:30 p.m. An hour later, many of the roads in Logan and Cache Valley were snow-covered.
“Alexa! Replay summer! Now!”
Heads up, Logan drivers! Mother Nature throwing a tantrum your way. Roads are slick & covered in snow. Use caution. pic.twitter.com/hEEGtkJbHe
— Rikki Meece (@KSLRikki) December 27, 2021
By 4 p.m., the storm had begun to move south. The National Weather Service out of Salt Lake City had issued a Snow Squall Warning for parts of Davis and Weber counties. That warning was in effect until 5:45 p.m.
A snow squall warning is in effect until 4:30 PM MST for I-15, I-84, US-89, US-91 near Ogden–Layton, UT. pic.twitter.com/pTGkEZxryS
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) December 27, 2021
Another snow squall warning was issued for other parts of the state that was in effect until 6:45 p.m.
A snow squall warning is in effect until 6:45 PM MST for I-80, US-40 near Park City, UT; I-15, US-189, US-89 near Provo–Orem, UT; I-215, I-15, US-89 near Salt Lake City–West Valley City, UT and I-80 near Summit Park, UT. pic.twitter.com/oM1BwALz8D
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) December 28, 2021
What’s a snow squall?
A snow squall is bascially a short, but ferocious burst of heavy snow and strong wind. A snow squall typically lasts less than an hour. And most of the time they occur during daylight hours.
Snow squall warnings were also issued for I-84 near Morgan, and it stretched into Wyoming.
By 5:15 p.m., winter driving conditions were in place in Davis County.
Monday evening’s storm forced the early closures of the COVID-19 testing locations at Highland High, Saratoga Springs, Davis Technical College and the Old Workforce Services Building.