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Wild Utah weather has March going out like a lion

By Shara Park | Posted - Mar. 31, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Tuesday, it was a windstorm kicking up dirt and debris; Wednesday, it's snow and rain. The turn of events has many wondering where spring is, but this wild weather is all par for the course in Utah.

Whether there's enough sticking on the ground to require a plow, or just enough to make walking to work miserable, it's safe to say winter weather is back for now.

"It's the state where you can go from the heater, to the air conditioner, back to the heater all in the same day," said Brandon Farnsworth.

The past 24 hours of weather have been what some would call a little crazy. Tuesday, it was warm and windy, with a blanket of dust covering the Salt Lake Valley.

"I'm getting a little tired just trying to keep this (sign) away from me," Burger King sign holder Scott Baker said.

If the wind, dust and flying trash wasn't enough to make you stay inside Tuesday, maybe watching people bundled up walking to a TRAX Station in the rain and snow Wednesday will.

"It's pretty miserable because my face is cold," said Taejsia Wallace.

"I'm hoping for spring to come real soon," Mario Martinez said.

While almost everyone KSL News talked to seemed put out by Wednesday's storm, we did find a group of people who were happy about it -- in fact, we found a whole bus full. If you ask them, a spring snow storm is just what Utah needs.

"It's always nice to get up there and ski some new powder," Clint Schmidt said.

"I know, it's like this every March," Ryan Lensch said. "I look forward to it and taking time to get it."

Whether you like it or hate it, it looks like the snow is here to stay -- at least until Thursday.

E-mail: spark@ksl.com

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