Utah forecast: We’re having a heat wave
Published: June 13, 2012 10:04AM
Updated: June 13, 2012 10:03AM
Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo Crystal Hammer waters her vegetable plot at the Sugar House Common Garden in Salt Lake City on June 12, 2012, before going to work. The garden is planted and tended by garden members who grow food for their families.

We’re having a heat wave, a Rocky Mountain heat wave. The temperature’s rising, and it isn’t surprising.

Ma Nature’s mercury rising? In a desert state like Utah, she certainly can (can-can.)

Along the Wasatch Front on Thursday, high temperatures will flirt with 90 degrees under clear, sunny skies, a repeat of Wednesday’s forecast. To the south, thermometers will hover around 100 degrees — though Utah’s Dixie will have a bit of relief from breezes of 15-25 mph.

The Utah Division of Environmental Quality has graded air quality “Green,” or healthy statewide, so put on that wide-brimmed hat, slather on the sunscreen lotion, keep a bottle of water handy and enjoy the outdoors, if you are so inclined.

Salt Lake City’s high temperature for Thursday was pegged at 87, down two degrees from Wednesday’s forecast; Ogdenites looked for 85 degrees both days; Provo 90 and 91; Logan 82 and 83; Wendover 85 and 89; Duchesne 87 and 88; Cedar City 89 and 90; St. George 99 and 100; and Moab 96 degrees both days.