Monday, May 24, 2010
Late spring snowstorm surprises Utahns
SALT LAKE CITY-Many Utahns woke up to a blanket of snow Monday morning. The wet and slushy weather caused a few problems throughout the day, but the late storm was mostly an inconvenience.The storm produced the latest spring snow ever recorded at Salt Lake City International Airport. It arrived late Sunday night and produced huge, heavy snowflakes as Salt Lake City commuters arrived for work Monday morning.Much of the snow on the valley roads either didn't stick or quickly melted away.The Wasatch Mountains got significant snow for this time of year. Nine inches were reported at Brighton.By late-morning, the most powerful parts of the storm had moved to the east.At the Salt Lake City airport, .2 inches fell. Before Monday, the latest measurable spring snow at the airport was May 18 when half an inch fell in 1977 and one inch fell in 1960...