Snowbird Welcomes Early Taste Of Winter
The forecast was calling for a dusting ... just a minor tasting, right? But Mother Nature served up an early buffet of snow - 2-4 inches of it - at Utah's Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
This was the first significant snowfall of the season for the Wasatch Front.
“It's a slow moving storm and it is primarily driving snow squalls," said Opensnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz. “These types of storms are very hard to forecast. Under one squall you can get up to 4 inches of snow, but under another, you could just see a dusting.”
Snowfall across the higher peaks of Utah and Colorado are forecasted for the next 24-36 hours, with the likely possibility for significant snowfall above 11,000 in Colorado.
Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area, sitting atop the Continental Divide on I-70 is scheduled to start snowmaking for the 2012-13 season on Wednesday. And it looks like Mother Nature may help the effort with snow showers in the forecast for the next five days.
Check out Tuesday's photos from Snowbird: