SALT LAKE CITY — May is off to a very dry start in northern Utah, as dry conditions persist across the region.
The month started off with temperatures within the normal range for this time of year, but KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman forecasts rising temperatures by the end of the week and no significant storms in view.
Forecasters acknowledge the dry conditions cause concerns, in light of the current Utah drought. Worse, Weyman said: Typically, spring would bring some drought relief to the area.
“Our wettest months on average here in Salt Lake City are March, April and May,” Weyman said. “Unfortunately, it’s looking awfully dry yet again with no significant storms since early last week.”
Weyman points out water watchers advise watering no more than once per week in northern Utah for now.
Gov. Spencer Cox issued an emergency declaration Monday, prohibiting state facilities from watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The order also requires sprinkler systems to be shut off during rainstorms at those same facilities. He encouraged area residents to follow the same guidelines.
Today’s Top Stories
- These school districts will not require masks for the final week of this school year
- Emergency order extended for drought, Utah Farm Bureau praying for rain
- One person dead, firefighter hurt in suspicious Bountiful house fire
- New poll shows majority of Utahns are concerned about housing market
- Several pigs dead after falling out of trailer on freeway
- House Republicans vote to make Elise Stefanik conference chair replacing Liz Cheney
- No masks required for the last week of school, Governor Cox says
- Sen. Romney and Rep. Curtis push bill that sets aside land in Illinois amid ‘land grab’
- Is it time to change careers? 41% of workers are considering it.
- Where to get a vaccine in Utah for 12 to 15 year olds