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"Big" Snow Totals Come From Post Thanksgiving Storm

The National Weather Service

The winter storm across the state is set to exceed forecast snowfall totals, especially in the Wasatch Mountains and western Uintas of northern Utah. Mike Conger is lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. He says storm totals at the current rate could top 40 inches in the Cottonwood Canyons.

“The numbers are going to be big particularly up here in the northern mountains by the time this storm winds down here early Tuesday.”

Conger says the colder air has yet to come across the Great Salt Lake from the north later Monday night.

“We keep our eye out on a possible lake affect or lake enhanced snow south of the Great Salt Lake which would primarily impact the western part of Salt Lake County, extending in to northern Utah County and then possibly the Tooele Valley.”

Conger says the central and southern mountains along the I-15 corridor will also get some good snow totals by Tuesday morning.  

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