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How much snow did Utah got during the May storm?



Salt Lake City, Utah — It’s said that April showers bring May blossoms. However, in Utah, a late-season storm that dumped a significant amount of powder covered the blossoms.

Sunday saw the arrival of the wintry storm, which persisted through Tuesday and brought wind, rain, snow, frost, and extremely low temperatures.

Even though there wasn’t much snow that stuck in most valleys on Sunday, alpine regions were turned into wintry wonderlands.

At Alta, there was still more than TWO FEET of fresh snow after the clouds partly parted. Yes, you read correctly. Over the past three days, Alta has received 31 inches of snow in total.

There was more digging to be done in Liberty, a community in Weber County just north of Eden, as 14 inches of snow fell there.

Not far behind, with 11.5 inches of snow, was Bountiful.

Significant snowfall was even experienced in Salt Lake City, with 7.5 inches recorded.
Cottonwood Heights saw five inches, and Suncrest in Draper saw 5.5 inches.

Just 1.4 inches of new powder fell on Cedar City as they headed into central Utah, enough to give everyone a nice dusting and serve as a constant reminder that springtime in Utah is definitely an adventure.

In the future, Tuesday evening will see the arrival of stormy weather, but not before one more night of freeze watches.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures might drop as low as 27 degrees in Eastern Box Elder County, Tooele/Rush Valleys, Utah Valley, and the San Rafael Swell. Cover your garden beds or move plants indoors.

On Wednesday, the weather will finally clear up and warm up for the remainder of the week.

Is this the season’s final winter storm? Time will tell. Hold off on putting your sweaters away just yet!


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