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Utah forecast: Mild storm will bring snow and rain statewide

Published February 21, 2012 8:17 am

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Northern Utah looked for a dusting of new snow Wednesday morning, with warming temperatures expected to turn precipitation to rain in the valleys later in the day.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the entire state beginning Tuesday and extending into early Wednesday, but the storm system was forecast to be a relatively mild one.

The Utah Avalanche Center issued "orange," or considerable risk grades for the mountain slopes near Moab and in the Manti-Skyline and western Uintas districts. "Yellow," or moderate avalanche risk ratings were in place for Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City and Provo.

The Utah Division of Environmental Quality was flying its "green," or satisfactory air quality flags statewide.

Salt Lake City's high temperature for Wednesday was pegged at 55 degrees, a 10-degree swing for what was expected on Tuesday: Ogdenites expected a 55 as well, up from Tuesday's 41; Provo 51 and 45; Logan 50 and 40; Wendover 50 aand 49; Duchesne 55 and 41; Cedar City 50 and 45; St. George 65 and 60; and Moab 55 and 50 degrees.

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