Cold front drops Utah's 'unusual' record-highs, but snow unlikely for now

Monday , November 27, 2017 - 11:28 AM

CASIE FORBES, Standard-Examiner staff

The temperatures may be dropping Monday, but Northern Utah’s valleys aren’t likely to see snowfall before this weekend.

The National Weather Service reported a cold front moved across Ogden shortly after 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, bringing strong winds and dropping unusually warm temperatures.

“We had strong southerly winds this morning that kept us pretty warm,” weather service meteorologist Christine Kruse said. “[The cold front] dropped Ogden to the low 50s to upper 40s, and temperatures will either stay at that level or may drop a little more.”

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Kruse said “strong” northwestern winds will continue over the next few hours, and residents can anticipate some precipitation starting in the early afternoon and continuing through early evening.

“It looks like it’s mainly rain,” Kruse said. “It might mix with snow occasionally after sunset, but even if it does change over to snow, we’re not expecting accumulation for the valleys.” 

Kruse said many locations in Utah had record highs, and it is “very unusual for late November to be in the 60s.”

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Another weather system is expected to move across Northern Utah Wednesday, but it may not bring precipitation.

“The best chance for Northern Utahns to see any snow would be this weekend,” Kruse said. 

A hazardous weather outlook is in place through Sunday. 

Reach audience engagement reporter Casie Forbes at 801-625-4227 or cforbes@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @CasieAForbes or Facebook.com/CasieAForbes.

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