Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Utah forecast: March comes in like a . . . wet, irritable kitten
Winter weather advisories » Windy and wet; rain in valleys, snow for the mountains.
First Published Feb 28 2014 06:58 am • Last Updated Feb 28 2014 07:32 am

OK, so March isn’t coming in like a lion. But, at least, the Utah version of the third month of the year could be one wet, irritable kitten.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for an area that included Utah’s mountainous spine, from Logan running south through Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo, Nephi, Richfield and Cedar City to St. George, as well as northeastern Utah’s Vernal and central-eastern Utah’s Price and Green River.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The advisory, which kicks in at 5 p.m. Friday and was to run through 5 p.m. Saturday, called for new snow of 5-10 inches in the mountains and a mix of rain and snow in lower elevations. Winds of 25-35 mph, with gusts topping 65 mph along the ridge lines, were expected to make travel through the passes icy and dicey.

A pocket of southeastern Utah encompassing Monticello earned a Winter Storm Warning beginning 6 p.m. Friday and running through Sunday afternoon. Snow of 10-20 inches was predicted for the mountains there, whipped by winds of 40 mph.

The Wasatch Front looked for high temperatures Saturday in the mid-50s, down about 10 degrees from Friday’s forecast. Intermittent rain showers and winds of 15-25 mph are on the menu, too.

Southern Utahns expected highs around 60 degrees with periodic rain showers and winds of 10-20 mph this weekend.

The Utah Division of Air Quality declared all monitoring stations reporting "green" or healthy breathing conditions through the weekend.

The Utah Avalanche Center rated the Uintas at "high" risk for potentially deadly backcountry snowslides, while a "considerable" grade was given to the Skyline district and the mountains above Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo and Moab were rated "moderate" for avalanche danger.

For more extensive forecast information, visit the Tribune’s weather page at http://www.sltrib.com/weather.


story continues below
story continues below

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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
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
  • Access your e-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.