The overnight portion of the storm turned out to be the winner, and 24 hour storm totals are now in the 20 to 28” range in upper Little Cottonwood and mid Big Cottonwood, with 8 to 14” in upper Big Cottonwood, on the Park City side and in the Ogden area mountains, and 6 to 10” in the Provo area mountains. It’s classic Utah powder, with densities less than 8%.
An unstable flow behind the exiting storm will keep snow going through mid morning, with an additional 2 to 7 inches of snow possible in areas favored by northwest flow. There will be a break in the action tonight, before the winds shift back to the southwest and increase tomorrow ahead of the next storm starting Tuesday night through Wednesday. Another foot of snow, accompanied with strong northwesterly winds.
NORTHERN UTAH - An early morning avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon hit two cars and closed the road. No one was hurt. The avalanche hit the White Pines area around 3:30 a.m. The slide is about 20 feet wide and one and a half feet deep.
Two people who work at resorts in the canyon were driving down the road when the slide hit their vehicles. They got out safely. The canyon likely will be closed until about 10 a.m.