Storm brings snow, wind; more to come

Mar 1 2012 - 12:26am

OGDEN -- A Pacific storm brought several inches of snow, high winds and accidents to the Top of Utah.

By 9 p.m. Wednesday, the storm brought 2 to 2.5 inches of snow to the Ogden area, according to the National Weather Service.

Farther south, North Salt Lake reported 3.5 inches of snow, while Syracuse reported 1.7 inches. That snow was blamed for 13 accidents in Weber and Morgan counties as of 9 p.m., said Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson. Davis and Box Elder counties each had two accidents, he added.

None of the accidents resulted in injuries.

NWS meteorologists predicted this storm would drop 4 to 8 inches of snow across the valley and 6 to 12 inches on the benches. However, meteorologists expected only 2 to 4 inches of the snow to accumulate.

The NWS recorded 40 mph to 50 mph winds from Bountiful to Ogden. At Ogden Peak, wind gusts reached 73 mph.

A second storm is expected to bring widespread snowfall to the Top of Utah late Thursday and will last through Friday morning, according to the NWS.

Rocky Mountain Power had not reported any large-scale power outages in the Top of Utah as of 9 p.m. Wednesday

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