BY MELINDA WILLIAMS
Clipper Staff Writer
FARMINGTON — The storm that hit the Wasatch Front early this week was a narrow band of precipitation that lingered over Davis County, dumping most of its energy north of Salt Lake County.
Davis County bench areas saw a dusting of snow. It wasn’t the nine inches Logan received, but Davis County received more rain than any other area.
The Farmington bench was the big winner in precipitation totals, picking up 2.5 inches, “higher than anything we saw elsewhere,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Nannette Hosenfeld Wednesday morning. The Bountiful bench received 1.22 inches of rain, and Centerville came in at .65 inches of precipitation.Woods Cross received .44 inches.
“Water’s good,” Hosenfeld said.
The storm, which hit in three separate rounds, is expected to pretty much be done by Thursday afternoon, with temperatures then beginning to rise in time for the weekend.
In addition to the rain, the other major characteristic of the storm was the drastic drop in temperature, from highs in the 70s last weekend to highs in the low 40s expected by Thursday. Low temperatures will hover near freezing before it turns around.
Hosenfeld said conditions are expected to clear by the weekend, and temperatures should again hit the 50s by the coming weekend.
Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said there were no “significant” storm-related accidents as a result of the rain in Davis County. He attributes that to two factors: Getting the word out about the storm to the motoring public and that the snow didn’t stick to roadways in Davis County.