Travel News September 20, 2019
The First Snowfall Of The Season Has Been Reported In Utah
Fall hasn’t even officially begun yet, but it appears that Utah is skipping ahead to winter. Snow is already falling in high altitude areas, setting the stage for a tumultuous season to come. See for yourself:
Earlier this summer, the Farmers Almanac published its official winter 2019-20 forecast. Utah is in the "frigid & snowy" area, a prediction that has already started to pan out.
A strong autumnal storm moving through the Northwestern U.S. last week is responsible for the wallopping.
It brought significant rainfall, much of which turned to snow given the frigid atmospheric temperatures.
The unseasonably cool weather might be an omen for what's to come, but meteorologists insist we still have plenty of time to prepare.
In fact, temperatures are already back on the rise and expected to climb beyond typical levels for this time of year.
Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, and Brighton Resort are among the Utah locations that received snow.
Slopes don't typically have enough of a build-up to open until November, but this is certainly an early start to the snowy season.
Some areas at elevations of more than 10,000 feet received up to 10 inches! That's comparable to a flurry in the dead of winter.
Hikers and campers are advised to prepare for winter conditions. Snowstorms can be quite unpredictable, and it's always better to be safe than sorry.
So, are you prepared for more unprecedentedly ahead-of-season snow? If it looks anything like this, we wouldn't necessarily mind.
What are your thoughts on this unbelievable phenomenon? Let us know how it makes you feel, and head over to our previous article to see more breathtaking shots of Utah covered in snow:
9 Enchanting Utah Towns That Feel Like You’ve Fallen Into A Snow Globe.