Winter fatigue setting in for some Utahns as latest storm looms

Feb 20, 2023, 10:08 PM | Updated: 10:22 pm

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — With the latest storm set to bring six to 12 inches to the Wasatch Front valleys and at least 15 inches to the benches starting Tuesday, residents in the foothills were already showing signs of winter fatigue.

Dan Ellis said Monday, with a winter season that seemed to start last fall around Halloween and continues to yield snow in late February, he was ready for something different.

“Yeah, I was ready about the end of January for spring,” he laughed.

Snow on the less sunny side of his street was still piled deep in spots, and the incoming storm only promised to refresh what had already melted.

“I saw the alert that said there’s a winter storm advisory and I was like, ‘that’s the last thing we need,’” Ellis told KSL TV.

‘Major winter storm’ expected with up to 12″ of snow in the valley

Higher up on the hillside, the view was even more wintery.

Because it was a cul-de-sac, Ashley Tonella said her neighborhood was generally the last to be plowed.

Even at that, a huge snow pile sat beyond the curb in front of her home because there was no other place to put all the snow.

“This year was extremely bad,” Tonella lamented. “I’m not too thrilled about another 15 inches of snow possibly up on this side.”

Ellis said to cope with a winter that seemed to have no end in sight, he recommended getting out of town and visiting a warmer location for a few days. If not possible, he said he tried at least to take advantage of the good days when they did pop up in the valley.

Tonella said though the next storm was only going to lengthen the winter season, she hoped spring would arrive sooner rather than later.

“I can’t wait for the spring to come around so we can enjoy shorts and tank tops again,” Tonella said. “We are just bearing with it until it gets warmer.”

KSL 5 TV Live


Damage is seen at a truck stop the morning after a tornado rolled through, Sunday, May 26, 2024, in...

Sean Murphy and Julio Cortez, The Associated Press

At least 15 dead after severe weather carves path of ruin across multiple states in the South

Powerful storms have killed at least 14 people and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The weather obliterated homes and destroyed a truck stop where drivers took shelter during the latest deadly weather to strike the central U.S.

6 hours ago

Security forces stand around a stage that collapsed due to a gust of wind during an event attended ...

Michael Rios, Mia Alberti and Fidel Gutierrez and Ivana Kottasová

9 dead, 54 injured as wind causes stage collapse at Mexico election rally

Nine people were killed and a presidential candidate was briefly taken to hospital after a stage collapsed under heavy winds at a campaign rally in Mexico on Wednesday.

4 days ago

Workers search through the remains of tornado-damaged property, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, in Greenfiel...

Hannah Fingerhut, Scott McFetridge, and Margery A. Back, Associated Press

Tornado devastates Iowa town, killing multiple people as powerful storms rip through Midwest

Multiple people were killed and at least a dozen were injured Tuesday as a tornado devastates a small Iowa town.

5 days ago

A tornado spins west of Hawley, Texas, as cars pass on U.S. 277 on Thursday May 2, 2024, part of on...

Associated Press

Severe storms blitz the US South again after one of the most active tornado periods on record

More than 15 million people from Texas to Florida were under threat of severe storms and the potential for more tornadoes Monday, many of them in areas previously hit during one of the most active periods for tornados in history.

13 days ago

Residents row a boat in a flooded street after heavy rains, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul stat...

Maurico Savarese and Eleonore Hughes, The Associated Press

Flooding forecast to worsen in Brazil’s south, where many who remain are poor

More rain started coming down on Saturday in Brazil’s already flooded Rio Grande do Sul state, where many of those remaining are poor people with limited ability to move to less dangerous areas.

14 days ago

Marshall Falcon, left, photographs the northern lights as he and Angie Avitia watch the celestial d...

Ray Sanchez and Ashley R. Williams, CNN

There’s another chance to view the northern lights show Sunday night – but not for everyone

In case you missed the stunning nighttime spectacle of multicolored auroras dancing in the skies across the Northern Hemisphere, there is still a chance Sunday evening to catch a glimpse – but not for everyone.

14 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 Internet Safety Tips for Kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Winter fatigue setting in for some Utahns as latest storm looms