Utah forecast: Brace for the Three Faces of . . . Ma Nature
Utah's weather forecast for the midweek? Well, did you ever see "The Three Faces of Eve?"
Depending on where you are in the state, Ma Nature was displaying one of several different climatological personalities: In the northern two-thirds of the state, she was a wet, blustery matron; in the southwest, she came on as wintry shrew; and in the southeastern quarter she wielded an atmospheric whip, sending high-profile vehicles scurrying for cover as winds gusted to nearly 60 mph.
Just another disassociative Utah spring.
The National Weather Service, warning of wind-driven valley rain and mountain snow, issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook advisory in effect through Thursday; a Wind Advisory was in place through 10 p.m. Wednesday for southcentral Utah, the San Rafael Swell and Glen Canyon Recreation Area, including Lake Powell; and a Winter Weather Advisory was ordered for the southern Utah mountains, also through 10 p.m. Wednesday, with up to 10 inches of snow forecast for the mountains and several inches of the white stuff expected in the region's valleys.
If you didn't mind getting wet, stuck in snow drifts or toppled by the wind, at least air quality was good. The Utah Division of Air Quality rated the entire state as "green," or healthy.
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