First snow of season falls in Utah

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There may still be nearly two weeks of summer officially left, but winter is making its comeback.

High-elevation areas of Utah and Wyoming saw their first snow of the season on Tuesday, while mountain locals in Nevada near Lake Tahoe also saw a taste of frozen precipitation.

The National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City office tweeted the “the first fall-like storm of the season” was making its way through the state through Wednesday. The storm was bringing widespread rain and “much cooler temperatures,” including a dusting of snow in higher northern mountain locations.

“It begins,” the NWS said in another tweet. “Showers this morning have brought some light snow to some areas above 10,000 feet, including Bald Mountain Pass in the Uinta Mountains.”

A photo from a Utah Department of Transportation traffic camera showed the Bald Mountain area on the Mirror Lake Highway about 50 miles east of Salt Lake City covered in a light dusting.

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