Northern Utahns were dodging much of the initial pulse of storms expected to pelt the state for the next week, with just a dusting of new snow as Wednesday dawned.
Instead, the mountains of central and southern Utah were taking the brunt of the wintry system. Heavy snowfall was reported in several mountain locations. Up to 20 inches of snow, and in some higher elevations much more, was expected by late Thursday.
The National Weather Service had a Winter Storm Warning in place through noon Thursday for a swath of Utah's mountainous spine and high deserts stretching from Manti south to Richfield, Cedar City, Bryce Canyon and St. George.