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More snow on the way to top off early winter storms

snow Old Town Park City October 13
Ben Lasseter/KPCW
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A few inches of snow were still covering surfaces in Old Town Park City Wednesday morning following an early winter storm.

With a white blanket on the ground, this week’s weather has brought an early winter feel to the Park City area. While there’s still more in the forecast, meteorologists say fall isn’t over quite yet.

This week’s winter storm system, blowing into the Rockies from the Northwest, quickly brought Park City its first few inches of snow of the season.
Meteorologist Thomas Geboy with the ABC Forecast Center told KPCW today there’s more to come after sunny weather today, but the heaviest snowfall of the week may be past.

Park City Old Town moose snow October 13
Ben LAsseter/KPWC
The Old Town moose statue carries some of the first inches of fall snow in Park City.

He said to still watch out for slick spots on the road, but with today’s highs in the mid-30s, it’ll be a mid-week pause from the winter weather.

Another storm on the way from the Northwest tonight could lay down about an inch of snow in Park City. With temperatures hovering between the lower mid-30s and lower 20s Thursday and overnight, it’s not expected to dry up right away, but warmer weather is in the weekend forecast.

“For both Saturday and Sunday, daytime highs are going to be in the middle 50s, mostly sunny skies, but after seeing our freezing temperatures and also the snow, I’m sure the 50s are going to feel very nice for Saturday and Sunday,” Geboy said. “Even as we move into the early stages of next week, we’re not going to see many changes with our weather, as the daytime highs continue to hover around 55 degrees, with overnight lows close to freezing.”

Local resorts got a great start to the snowpack this week. Park City Mountain reported over 14 inches, and Deer Valley also reported over a foot.

In Davis County on Sunday, dozens of runners in a 50-mile trail race near Francis Peak were rescued as the first snow of the storm came down. Davis County Sheriff Kelly Sparks said while none were hospitalized, several were treated for hypothermia.

A blizzard warning was in effect in southeastern Wyoming early Wednesday.

Park City October 13 snow accumulation 14"
Park City Mountain Resort
A measurement at 9,200 feet at Park City Mountain shows an accumulation of 14" Tuesday.

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