Sunday, February 23, 2014
Spring has sprung in the Salt Lake Valley where we are being treated with an incredibly spectacular bluebird day. The high temperature at the Salt Lake City airport may eclipse 60. I wasn't in the mountains today, but suspect the skier grins are a mile wide, although the sun and high temperatures may be spoiling the snow a bit on some aspects. Unlike spring, when the snowpack is sometimes dirty and dusty, it is currently bright white, providing spectacular contrast with the blue skies.
With the warm weather, high snow levels, and valley rain we have had the past couple of weeks, I feel like this cool season we've had two falls and a spring rather than a fall, winter, and spring. Yeah, it was cold, snowy, and polluted in the valley in December and January, but the mountain snowpack was fall-like until only recently.
Mild weather looks to continue through the coming work week, with a warm storm late in the week. If everyone gets their bikes out, maybe Mother Nature will bring back winter.