The atmosphere is always up to something quite startling. I am sure that is what makes it so interesting.

How about this for instance: The Wasatch Mountain Range of northern Utah had over 3 feet of snow from Sunday through Tuesday. Brighton Crest had the most with 47 inches, and 40 inches fell at Alta and Snowbird. All these places are, of course, at very high elevations and are prone to big snows.

And speaking of snow, another storm is about to hit. This one will dump heavy snow on the mountains from Washington and Oregon to western Montana. The peaks of southern British Columbia can also expect hefty amounts.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.