Air conditioners were pumping Friday, but furnaces were clicking on in some homes Sunday as the temperatures plunged over much of Utah.

A high reading of 91 degrees was recorded Friday, but by Saturday and Sunday the temperature had dropped to a chilly 47 degrees at the Salt Lake International Airport.But no record-low readings were reported over the weekend. Monday morning's low was 48 degrees at the airport, said William J. Alder, meteorologist at the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.

Strong winds moved in ahead of rain showers that brought heavy precipitation to some areas beginning Sunday afternoon. Some shower activity continued early Monday from Brigham City on the north to Bountiful on the south.

The air was cold enough to result in snow at the 7,000- to 8,000-foot level (such areas as Park City, Snowbird and the upper reaches of Sundance). Alder said 3 to 4 inches of snow was reported Sunday night on the Alpine Loop north of Sundance, and snow fell, but did not accumulate, on the highway between Park City and Heber City.

Southern and eastern Utah didn't get much rain, but rain fell as far south as Nephi and Fillmore and as far east as the west end of the Uintah Basin.

The strongest wind gusts Sunday were clocked at 62 mph at Cedar City, while Wendover reported 61; Kanab, 60; St. George, 54; Lake Powell, 40; La Verkin, Washington County, 50; Blanding, 43; Bullfrog, 40; and Joseph, Sevier County, 35.

Trees were uprooted and trees were stripped of their branches in the La Verkin and Santa Clara areas of Washington County.

The forecast is for unsettled weather, with showers and temperatures continuing below normal through Tuesday. Normal highs and lows are 83 and 53 for this time of year. A low reading of 29 was recorded Sunday in Randolph, Rich County, while Alta reported 31; Coalville and Heber City, 34; and Midway, 32.

"By Wednesday we ought to see some improvement in the weather, with definite improvement and drier and warmer weather by the end of the week," Alder said.

Temperatures in the mid-60s were expected Monday and in the low 70s Tuesday along the Wasatch Front.


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Layton 1.15

Roy 0.90

Hill Air Force Base 0.84

Centerville 0.81

Deer Creek 0.72

Pleasant Grove 0.70

Ogden 0.70

Orem 0.69

Peoa, Summit, 0.62

Provo-BYU 0.47

Brighton 0.50

Heber City 0.47

Trenton 0.45

Millcreek 0.45

Springville 0.40

Bountiful 0.39

Holladay 0.36

American Fork 0.32

Draper 0.25

Lehi 0.22

South Jordan 0.18

Kearns, 0.15

Tooele 0.04

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