Utah Climate Center

UPR partners with the Utah Climate Center to bring you state-of-the-art weather forecasts and climate news.

Extended statewide forecasts air daily:

  • during All Things Considered at 5:48 and 6:48 p.m.
  • during Morning Edition at 6:19, 7:19, and 8:19 a.m.

 

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Two Utah lawmakers generated outrage on Monday after jokingly commenting about changing genders on Twitter. Monday morning State Rep. Jacob Anderegg posted to the social media site said he was "strongly considering a gender identifying change" so that he could use the women’s restroom because the men’s was occupied.

"Switching your gender identity? Just can’t keep up with you. You’re a new man! Erm…woman," said State Sen. Wayne Neiderhauser via Twitter in response to Anderegg's comment.

Thanksgiving Holiday Programming

Nov 21, 2013
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THE SPLENDID TABLE'S TURKEY CONFIDENTIAL
Thursday, November 28 9-11 a.m.

Group protests Ag-Gag bill outside Draper slaughterhouse

May 20, 2013

More than 200 protestors gathered on Saturday to denounce Utah’s so-called “Ag-Gag” law. The law, which was signed by Governor Herbert in 2012, prohibits unauthorized filming or photography at agricultural facilities. This weekend’s protest was organized after charges were filed – and then dropped –  against a woman who filmed activities at a slaughterhouse in Draper.

USU Grads Ace CPA Exams

Apr 16, 2013
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Only 39 people out of more than 92,000 candidates who took the Uniform CPA Examination in 2012 scored above 95.5, and two of those high scorers were graduates of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

Boy Scouts of America

A  proposed Boy Scouts troop sponsored by a Utah gay rights organization has been rejected by Boy Scouts of America.

Valerie Larrabe of the Utah Pride Center says they were told that the mission of their organization didn’t properly align with the goals of Boy Scouts.

Larrabe says the troop would have included 10 middle-school aged boys and been guided by straight troop leaders.

Boy Scouts of America spokesman Deron Smith said they decided that a partnership with the Utah Pride Center would not have been beneficial based on the mission of the Utah organization.

Logan Film Festival

For organizer Tyler Woodbury, the Logan film festival does more than just provide a screen for viewing movies.

“The atmosphere in Logan is disjointed right now. So, one of the purposes of the festival is to bring it together, and bring the people together.”

The Utah Film Commission is known for promoting Utah in the movie world, but generally focuses on the Southern end of the state.

Gabe Saxton, from the Logan Downtown Alliance and the man in charge of the festival, says this publicity problem hinges on airport access.

The aerospace giant ATK announced Thursday the layoff of approximately 150 employees at its Box Elder County facility as well as in Mississippi and Ohio.

The company, best known for its solid-rocket boosters that propelled the space shuttle into orbit for many years, has laid off roughly half its workforce since 2009.

ATK spokeswoman Trina Helquist said the majority of layoffs took place at the nearby Promontory facility. About 90 employees agreed to voluntary severance.

Would you know what to do in case an earthquake hit Utah?  You may have a plan for your family, but what about your pets?  Superstorm Sandy first responders are teaching Utah agencies how to save animals as well as families in case of emergency.

Animal experts from all over Utah gathered at the 4th annual Animals in Disaster Workshop at the Provo Marriott.  The workshop educates different agencies about what to do with pets in case a natural disaster hit Utah.

Church Fire Sparked By Old Computer Monitor

Mar 22, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune

Investigators are blaming a 1980’s-era computer monitor for a fire that ravaged a Clearfield church this week.

“I was getting ready to yell out, ‘Did anyone call 911 yet?’ and the police came up the street.”

Jamie Monson lives right across the street from where an old monitor overheated and sparked the Tuesday afternoon blaze in the Clearfield Community Church library.

North Davis District Interim Fire Chief Mark Becraft estimated the damages at between $750,000 and $1 million.  Monson says that damage is apparent.

Girl Scout Money Thief Turns Himself In

Mar 21, 2013

The man accused of stealing cookie money from a Girl Scout troop has turned himself into the police.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily has more on the details and possible motivation behind the crime.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says 24-year-old Steven Andrew Kvenvold turned himself into police around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Police say members of Troop 2532 were selling cookies at a stand outside a Taylorsville Wal-Mart last Saturday when a man and woman, working together, stole their cash box.

Committee Rejects Climate Change Bill

Feb 5, 2013

Legislation that for the first time would have acknowledged the science of human-caused climate change by the government of the State of Utah was debated during a committee meeting on Monday, before being rejected on a 11-4 vote.

Republican representative Kraig Powell, of Heber, wants the state legislature to acknowledge the effects that climate change is having on wildfires in Utah.

“What the bill does is - it authorizes the state division of forestry, fire and public lands to consider the effects of climate change on their efforts to develop and implement firefighting strategies.”


Oil Rig Fire Forces Evacuations Near Roosevelt

Jan 22, 2013
KSL 5 News

A drilling rig near Roosevelt caught fire late Monday night and forced the evacuation of a work crew and three homes.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily reports.

Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything.  She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.

A weather rebound! Listen to today's forecast from the Utah Climate Center for the upbeat details.

Happy Vernal Equinox, UPR listeners! It's officially spring, and the cold snap will be gone faster than you can say "frozen tulips".

Thursday Forecast - 3/15

Mar 15, 2012

Above average temps today -- maybe even record setting. Warning: Don't get used to it.

Find out what "atmospheric de-calmification" means and means for you in today's forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Friday Forecast - 3/9

Mar 9, 2012

Enjoy the transition from winter to spring, courtesy of the Utah Climate Center.

The storm that's painting the desert white...what will it do? Will we ski or will we golf this weekend. Hmmm. The guys at the Utah Climate Center help us decide.

Watch and be amazed today as Utah's weather does a 180. Unseasonably warm for half of the day and then...winter again.

Utah, hope you are enjoying your Leap Day Low Pressure Trough with Associated Cold Front.

Winter resurgence! Full details in today's forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Windier and colder than yesterday. What else can we expect?

Friday Forecast - 2/17

Feb 17, 2012

Welcome to Friday! Here's your weekend forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Here comes a weak but persistent high pressure front. Enjoy the pleasant breezes.

It's snowing! The latest from the Utah Climate Center...

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