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Rare June freeze warning issued for parts of Utah; wind tied to some of 6,500 outages

Jun 18, 2024, 7:30 AM | Updated: 8:24 am

Fallen tree branches caused by strong winds in Orem are pictured on Monday. A cold front is causing...

Fallen tree branches caused by strong winds in Orem are pictured on Monday. A cold front is causing strong winds and colder temperatures, especially across Utah's northern half. (Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com)

(Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com)

SALT LAKE CITY — Summer might start this week, but a low-pressure system arriving in Utah is forecast to make some parts of the state feel quite wintry.

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The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the Cache Valley and Wasatch Backcountry, including Heber City, Huntsville, Logan, Park City and Smithfield, where temperatures are forecast to reach as low as 28-30 degrees late Monday and early Tuesday.

“Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing,” the warning states. “Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.”

The freeze warning is the latest alert tied to a cold front moving through Utah Monday evening. It’s the “southern trailing end” of a larger storm system dumping snow and rain through parts of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, KSL meteorologist Kevin Eubank explained.

Utah won’t get the same type of moisture as areas north of it, but the cold front is bringing temperatures down across Utah’s northern half. In fact, the temperature in Logan had dropped to 51 degrees by 5 p.m. Monday, while it was 96 degrees in St. George.

Read the full story and more from Carter Williams on KSL.com.

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Rare June freeze warning issued for parts of Utah; wind tied to some of 6,500 outages