A dusting of snow blankets the mountain trails for horseman Charles Smart, who with his trusty steed embarks on a "goodbye summer" ride above the Weber River Valley, 20 miles east of Oakley. While the snowfall marking Indian summer's merge into Autumn may seem early, Dave Carpenter, lead forecaster for the U.S. Weather Service, says it's right on time. Northern and southern Utah farmers are suffering through their fourth straight drought year, so the snow flurries that graced the state on Tuesday and Wednesday could be the first signs of relief. Carpenter said the Wasatch Front has received 10.64 inches of water in the past water year since Oct. 1989, a total that's 4.37 inches below normal. Fair and warmer weather is forecast for the weekend, with highs in the mid-70s and 80s and lows near 50. (See drought story on Page B1.)