Snow wreaks havoc across state, curbs travel in St. George

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  • riverofsun St.George, Utah
    Dec. 9, 2013 2:46 p.m.

    Old timers from Southern Utah explain that it is not the amount of snowfall that this recent storm has brought. What is different and unique, and has not occurred before, according to them, are the extremely cold temperatures that this weather pattern has produced.

  • Al Thepal Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 8, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    This is not an indication of the climate changing in St. George. Although it is rare, there have always been freak storms like this on occasion. Record snowfall in St. George was 10 inches in January of 1974. The forecast for St. George indicates that it will be back to normal St. George weather by the end of the week.

    As for the people claiming that the climate is changing everywhere, it is the result of natural climate change, which has happened since the earth came in to existence (however you believe that happened).

  • John Locke Ivins, , UT
    Dec. 8, 2013 1:03 p.m.

    We moved from the Salt Lake area to St. George to get away from the snow. Some of our ward members and neighbors are looking funny at us, like we brought it with us. We and got 5-6 inches in our patio here. Nice Christmas present, though.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 8, 2013 10:01 a.m.

    A 2F warming on average globally isn't going to eliminate December snow or cold fronts... just interpret it as "it'd be 2F cooler every day without the shift in climate the past 100 years".

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Dec. 8, 2013 9:51 a.m.

    We believe, we believe.
    St. George is the latest to experience climate change first hand.
    Anyone traveling this way from the north, please donate any extra snow shovels on your way through!

  • Hank Saint George, UT
    Dec. 8, 2013 9:37 a.m.

    @troutman- the weather systems and patterns have been around for a bizillion years now. I think it's almost impossible to come to a conclusion about our weather from 30 years or even 100 years of weather observation. In the 70's a global cooling was scientifically reported. It was quickly discovered that there was no money to be made from putting the fear of getting cooler to everyone. However, the plan to scare everyone with global warming has been working quite well for some. Lots of money has been made on this one. Also, many government regulations and mandates have came from a warming scare. I think there is not enough evidence from such a short global history of our understanding of weather to conclude anything right now.

  • fani wj, UT
    Dec. 8, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    Dying for some love from global warming...oops my bad, we are experiencing global warming

  • troutman Washington, UT
    Dec. 8, 2013 2:04 a.m.

    Weather or Climate is changing. Have you noticed that anything South of the 42nd North Latitude is getting more moisture, and anything North of the 42nd North Latitude is getting less and less moisture. Just check out the Rivers, lakes, and reservoirs of Southern Idaho, and the same up into Southern Montana. They are very low and have been in drought conditions the last 3 years. I have been curious as to why the precep. disappears after it leaves the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington. Cloud seeding perhaps. I know about 25 years ago Evanston, Wyoming had to threaten to sue the State of Utah over its cloud seeding of the Salt Lake Valley during the winter to try and stop the inversions, and also keep the airport open during heavy fog times. Problem was Evanston, Wyoming about 75 miles to the East of SLC, kept getting less and less precep. And scientists came to the conclusion that the cloud seeding was robbing the natural moisture patterns of that area. When Utah quit the practice of Cloud seeding Evanstons moisture went back to normal.

  • Granny Saint George, UT
    Dec. 7, 2013 11:04 p.m.

    About 7 inches of snow at my house in south St. George.
    If you come down from the north, please bring a snow shovel to share. Thank you.

    Merry Christmas!