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Samantha Hayes reportingThis is exactly what we've been asking for-- a good steady soaking rain. And in the mountains, temperatures were just cool enough to turn the rain into a summer snow day!
Three-and-a-half year old Dinen Leebert is a California girl. "This is the first time she's ever seen snow," her parents say.
Brand new gloves and a pink snowsuit were not in the plans for their Utah summer vacation.
"I brought my swimsuit and sunscreen, thinking we were not going in the snow, but sunbathing instead!"
Nobody was doing a lot of sunbathing Monday. That's odd for the first week of summer-- a season so dry even a sprinkler system is surprised by a little help from Mother Nature. Up in the mountains, it's considered a real treat.
Experts estimate they have about six inches of snow on Hidden Peak. It's rare, but it has happened before. Folks at Snowbird say many years ago they had two feet this time of year. People were skiing until July 4th.
No skiing Monday, but enough for a snowman, and plenty for a snowball fight against dad. All together, it was a picture-perfect summer snow day.