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Bitter cold temps follow lingering snowstorm

Published January 12, 2013 11:06 am

Weather • Storm to taper off Sunday.
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Temperatures are expected to drop to bitter cold levels as the snow totals from Utah's latest storm continue to climb.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City is forecasting that snowfall is likely to continue into Sunday across the Wasatch Front and Tooele Valley, dropping a final one to three inches in Salt Lake City and no more than an inch in other places. The storm is expected to finally taper off Sunday night, after leaving behind at least 32 inches of snow in upper Millcreek, 28 inches in Liberty and 14 inches in Summit Park.

The storm will also leave frigid temperatures in its wake across the state. Highs remain in the single digits and teens for Sunday, with overnight temperatures dropping below zero or close to it. Though temperatures will climb back up Monday as the sun comes out — with some places back into the teens — wind chill may keep the air feeling like it's in the single digits.

Salt Lake City is expected to have a high of 16 on Sunday, followed by a low of 3 degrees, then a high of 15 degrees on Monday; Ogden looks for 13, minus 3 and 12, respectively; Provo 13, minus 6, and 12; Logan 9, minus 9 and 8; Wendover 9, minus 8 and 9; Duchesne 3, minus 20 and 0; Cedar City 15, minus 3 and 13; St. George 35, 14 and 31; and Moab 15, minus 2 and 18.

Snow slides are still a risk in Utah's mountains into Sunday, according to the Utah Avalanche Center. The Salt Lake, Ogden and Provo area mountains are pegged at "considerable" risk, particularly on the lower to middle elevations, and Moab, Uintah, Skyline and Logan area mountains remain at a "moderate" rating.

At least the storm also cleared up Utah's inversion after days of unhealthy air. The Utah Division of Air Quality forecasts "green" or healthy air for Sunday and Monday.


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