Utah Could Set New Record For Coldest Day In October

Oct 28, 2019, 5:39 AM | Updated: 11:40 am
Snow accumulates on a pumpkins on Oct. 27, 2019. (Photo: Derek Petersen)...
Snow accumulates on a pumpkins on Oct. 27, 2019. (Photo: Derek Petersen)
(Photo: Derek Petersen)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Wasatch area woke up to freezing temperatures Monday after a Sunday snowstorm, and it looks like the chill could set a record in the coming days.

Most areas in the northern end of the state saw morning temperatures in the 20s, while some dipped to single digits. KSL TV meteorologist Grant Weyman said there’s potential for more snow overnight.

On Wednesday, the temperature is forecast to dip to 13 degrees along the Wasatch Front, Weyman said. If it happens, it would beat the previous record of 17 degrees set in October 1971.

On Monday, skies will be clear for most of the day, Weyman said. However, the clouds will start creeping in during the afternoon hours. The high will be around 40 degrees.

At approximately 6 p.m., the snow returns. Weyman said the Wasatch Front could see a potential accumulation of between 1 – 3 inches of snow, while park city could get between 3 – 5 inches. Mountains could see up to 8 inches.

The storm is expected to last through Tuesday morning, but the cold will stick around for a few days. In northern Utah, the highs will be in the 30s Wednesday, and it’s expected to peak at 40 on Halloween. The low will be 15 degrees on Oct. 31. For the southern end of the state, there’ll be plenty of sunshine throughout the week, with highs in the 40s and 50s and los in the 20s. On Halloween, there’ll be a low of 23 and a high of 56, according to KSLweather.com.

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