LOCAL NEWS

Winter storm warning issued for parts of No. Utah; winds to bring sub-zero temps

Dec 21, 2022, 10:39 AM | Updated: 5:45 pm
A view of Logan Summit on Dec. 21, 2022, as winds gust to near 50 mph. (NWS)...
A view of Logan Summit on Dec. 21, 2022, as winds gust to near 50 mph. (NWS)
(NWS)

SALT LAKE CITY — Winter weather advisories are in effect as a storm moves into northern Utah, bringing strong winds and dangerously cold temperatures.

The heaviest snow is expected to fall in the Wasatch Mountains, which could see 6 to 12 inches of snow. Some parts could see up to 15″ of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 2 p.m. Wednesday for the Tooele and Rush valleys, the northern Wasatch Front and Salt Lake Valley through 1 a.m. Thursday.

These areas could see a trace to 3 inches of snow.

“Winter driving conditions are expected,” read the advisory. “The hazardous conditions will impact the Wednesday evening commute.”

(National Weather Service)

For anyone looking to travel east on Interstate 80, heavy snow and strong winds are likely throughout Wednesday afternoon and evening in Uintah County, Wyoming.

Sub-zero wind chills

A wind chill warning will go into effect for the Cache Valley, eastern Box Elder County and the Wasatch Back at 8 p.m. Wednesday. It lasts through 11 a.m. Thursday.

Temperatures could drop to -20 degrees in the Cache Valley and northern Utah, while the Uintah Basin and southwestern Wyoming could see temperatures of -35 degrees.

“The cold doesn’t bug me,” Jared Briggs said with a laugh. He owns MyLife Financial in downtown Evanston where shoveling the sidewalk in front of his insurance business has become a big part of his job.

For as cold as it has been lately, what’s coming requires more than the sweatshirt Briggs was wearing.

“I mean, it’s cold, but when it’s negative 20, it’s another level,” he said.

Meteorologists say these cold winds could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

While not as drastic as parts of the Midwest, where temperatures will drop to 50 degrees below zero or even colder, this is dangerously cold weather.

There will be a “heightened risk to exposed skin, and to those without adequate clothing or shelter,” the NWS tweeted. “Avoid outside activities if possible. When outside, make sure you wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves.”

A new warming center opened in Logan earlier this week.

Concerns about illness or inflation aren’t stopping Americans from hitting the roads and airports this holiday season. But a massive winter storm might.

Forecasters predict an onslaught of heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds from Thursday to Saturday in a broad swath of the country, from the Plains and Midwest to the East Coast. A surge of Arctic air will follow. The Christmas weekend could be the coldest in decades.

High winds in Castle Country

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(KSL Weather)...
Josh Ellis

Coldest temperature in the US Monday recorded in Peter Sinks, Utah

A blast of arctic air brought sub-zero temperatures to parts of northern Utah, with Peter Sinks being named the coldest place in the contiguous United States on Monday.
6 hours ago
Rose Tonti, 101,Mary Kawakami, 110, Hal Edison, 103, and King Green, 100. (KSL-TV)...
Annie Knox and Ashley Moser

Four Utah centenarians share advice collected over more than 100 years

An immigrant, a World War II veteran, an avid outdoorsman and an entrepreneur. They all spoke with KSL recently, but that’s not all they have in common. Each is over 100 years old. And with all that life experience, they have some insight to share.
1 day ago
The deceased Dwight Davis. 43, after a car crashed into a trailer fatally hitting him Friday night....
Michael Locklear

Central Utah family urges drivers to slow down after truck hit their brother

A Sevier County family remembers the brother and father they lost after a car hit a trailer into him Friday night.
1 day ago
The tanker roll over on Soldier Summit. (Courtesy: Brad Brockbank)...
Michael Houck

UHP reports over 150 crashes for Sunday

Utah Highway Patrol and Utah's Department of Transportation had a busy day on Sunday as they responded to 162 crashes as of 8:10 p.m.
1 day ago
Outside of the Cache County School District building. (KSL-TV)...
Michael Houck

High winds forces late start for northern Utah school districts

Multiple northern Utah school districts are announcing late starts for Monday due to the high and cold winds hitting areas in Utah.
1 day ago
Riders leaving the new shuttle. (KSL-TV)...
Shelby Lofton

Riders take advantage of new ski shuttle service for resorts in both Cottonwood Canyons

A new pilot shuttle program is offering skiers and snowboarders a new way to resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t Let a Ransomware Attack Get You Down | Protect Your Workplace Today with Cyber Insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Winter storm warning issued for parts of No. Utah; winds to bring sub-zero temps