It's still winter, right? Then why does it seem so much like Utah has awakened to a shirt-sleeve, balmy spring, and some four weeks early at that?
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the official start of spring — the arrival of the vernal equinox — won't come until 10:57 p.m. Mountain time on March 20.
Tell that to the National Weather Service forecasters. Northern Utahns looked for high temperatures on Wednesday to hover near 60 degrees under cloudy skies. A similar forecast was in place on Tuesday.
Winter was even more of a no-show in southern Utah, where highs were to be in the low-70s under mostly clear skies.