Rain or snow is likely during the LDS Church general conference sessions held during the spring, but fall conference usually has nice weather - right?
That's generally true. Unfortunately, this weekend will be an exception."Mother Nature thinks it's spring," said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service regional headquarters on North Temple. "A strong cold front will be moving into northern Utah early Saturday with widespread rain and a few thunderstorms. Precipitation will continue through Sunday."
High temperatures both days will reach only into the 50s, while lows will be in the 40s Saturday morning and 30s Sunday morning. Snow will fall in the mountains of northern Utah, with the snow level dropping to 5,500 feet or 6,000 feet by Sunday.
Alder said that climatological records dating back to 1888 indicate that 67 percent of spring conference weekends have had precipitation, while only 43 percent of those in the fall have had snow or rain.
"The last time it rained on a fall conference was back in 1994 when 0.02 inches fell on Sunday, Oct. 2," Alder added.