Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts

Utah forecast: Chilly, windy, wet and in the mountains — snow
Where’s autumn? » Winter Weather Advisory issued for northeastern Utah.
First Published Sep 26 2013 07:33 am • Last Updated Sep 26 2013 12:20 pm

Sometimes, autumn in the Beehive State is like the Creedence Clearwater Revival’s "Sweet Hitchhiker," just "a slight distraction standin’ by the road ... smilin’ there, yellow in her hair."

In the space of a few weeks, northern Utah’s weather has gone from sweltering days flirting with triple-digit temperatures to daytime highs in the 50s — and a return of snow to the mountains.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Snow not only made its seasonal debut in the higher elevations of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains late Wednesday but more is on its way. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northeastern Utah north of Vernal beginning 6 p.m. Thursday and running into Friday evening.

Forecasters said an upper-level low pressure system passing through northern Utah and into Wyoming is to blame for snow in the Uinta Mountains. Up to 8 inches of the white stuff were expected above 9,000 feet elevation, while 4 inches were predicted for the zone around the 7,500-foot level.

In southeastern Utah, the NWS issued a Wind Advisory, warning that steady winds of 30 mph and gusts topping 50 mph would lash the area from Green River southeast to Moab between noon and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Temperatures along the Wasatch Front Friday were to range into the mid-50s along with afternoon rain showers, a forecast that duplicated Thursday’s climatological expectations.

Southern Utah looked for highs Friday in the upper-60s and low-70s under partly cloudy, gusty skies. That forecast also echoed the one for Thursday, though it was a few degrees cooler.

Air quality earned a "Green," or healthy grade statewide, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality.

Meanwhile, the Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website had mixed news for allergy sufferers, noting that sagebrush and ragweed were at elevated levels, "very high" and "high," respectively. Chenopod and grass pollen levels were "moderate."

Salt Lake City’s high temperatures were pegged at 55 degrees for both Friday and Thursday; Ogden expected 54s on both days; Provo 54 and 60 degrees, respectively; Logan 52 and 54; Wendover 56 and 53; Duchesne 53 and 60; Cedar City 54 and 61; St. George 71 and 74; and Moab 65 and 79 degrees.


story continues below
story continues below

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Login to the Electronic Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.