No record high temperatures were expected Friday, but at least on that day you can be Irish, DNA notwithstanding.
The Wasatch Front will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with temperatures near 70, well below Salt Lake City's 2007 record high for the date of 74 degrees. Thursday's highs were in the upper-60s.
Wednesday was a record-setter for nine Utah cities. Salt Lake City hit 76, leaving far behind a 73-degree mark set in 2015; Cedar City's 74 edged out the 2013 record of 73); Escalante tied a 2013 high of 77; Hanksville's 81 retired a 2012 record of 78; Manti reached 71, bettering the 69-degree mark of 2007; Provo registered a 78, topping its 75-degree mark from 2013; Spanish Fork's 76 was warmer than 1934's 73; and Tooele, at 75, bettered its 2015 record of 72 degrees.