News blog: First winter weather of season to hit

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As the month of October is underway, winter weather has finally made its first appearance. Say goodbye to those dry, balmy summer temperatures and get out those jackets.

Accuweather predicts the forecast to change dramatically Thursday and Friday, with cold showers and lows in the 30s and the predictions don’t stop there. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Wasatch and western Uinta Mountains beginning at  Wednesday at 9 p.m. through Friday at 3 p.m.

Though last winter was fairly mild for Utah, don’t expect those same conditions again. This winter, Farmers’ Almanac 2011-12, “is forecasting ‘clime and punishment,’ a season of unusually cold and stormy weather. For some parts of the country, that means a frigid climate; while for others, it will mean lots of rain and snow.”

Utah seems to be lucky though, as Chicago is predicted to have this year’s worst winter weather in the country.

So, as you gear up for the new weather season, don’t forget to refresh your memory on good winter driving tips.

For local weather information on the go, check out @Utcountyweather on Twitter.

 

 

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