OGDEN -- An end-of-summer flurry of snow brought smiles in Utah mountains over the weekend.
Patrick Lundin, Powder Mountain spokesman, said the mountains got a few inches and the snow began flying in big, thick flakes Monday afternoon.
While an August storm is not unusual -- they've seen snow every month but July -- it does get the resort thinking about winter.
"It definitely gets us excited for the season," he said.
The snow was only one aspect of a wild weather weekend across the Top of Utah.
Thunderstorms moving ahead of a cold front created some strong microburst winds Saturday, said Mike Conger, National Weather Service meteorologist. There were several reports of trees knocked over by the winds.
Although Sunday was relatively calm, the cold front stalled over the Salt Lake City metro area Monday, but should be on its way out today, Conger said.
Ogden got a half-inch of rain Saturday and a third of an inch Monday, as measured at the airport, he said.
A handful of small power outages also were reported over the weekend.
A little more than 2,000 people found themselves in the dark Monday morning in Layton and Morgan. Both outages were because of lightning, said Dave Eskelsen, Rocky Mountain Power spokesman.
Nearly 600 customers lost power in Ogden at various times during the weekend when wind knocked tree branches onto power lines.
FrontRunner service also had minor delays Monday morning when the storm knocked out power to train switches, said Gerry Carpenter, Utah Transit Authority spokesman.
The outages delayed a few trains by 20 minutes, but once crews were on scene to manually make the switches, most trains ran five to 10 minutes behind, he said.
Ogden City Public Works Director Jay Lowder said he and his staff had anticipated more problems than they actually encountered.
"There were a few minor, what we consider minor, limbs down. There were a couple big enough to block a driveway, but no major tree failure or road blockages," he said.
The previous weekend had a few limbs big enough to block roads, he said.
Lowder said there were no storm water problems.
"We lucked out."