northern utah – Lindon Utah http://lindonutah.org/ Sun, 27 Mar 2022 05:43:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lindonutah.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-28.png northern utah – Lindon Utah http://lindonutah.org/ 32 32 Utah Economy, Booming Population Growth, But Labor Market Still Struggling | News, Sports, Jobs https://lindonutah.org/utah-economy-booming-population-growth-but-labor-market-still-struggling-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 15:54:56 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/utah-economy-booming-population-growth-but-labor-market-still-struggling-news-sports-jobs/ Tim Vandenack, Standard Examiner Thirty new townhouses and a building housing two or three restaurants are coming to the Riverbend area north of Park Boulevard in Ogden. The area is shown here on Friday, February 12, 2021. OGDEN — Long-term labor replacement is a real concern for local economists. At the Northern […]]]>

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Thirty new townhouses and a building housing two or three restaurants are coming to the Riverbend area north of Park Boulevard in Ogden. The area is shown here on Friday, February 12, 2021.

OGDEN — Long-term labor replacement is a real concern for local economists. At the Northern Utah Business Economic Forecast event on Tuesday at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, Natalie Gochnour provided her perspective on Utah’s economy, including housing and labor markets. Gochnour is an economist at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

Nearly 30,000 jobs have been posted online in the past six months, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services. “We don’t have enough bodies,” said UDWS senior economist Michael Jeanfreau.

With Utah’s population growth rate leading the nation at 18.4% over the past decade, there’s no shortage of people. There is just a shortage of working people.

Economists say factors contributing to labor shortages are the ‘great reshuffle’ where people quit their jobs in search of better opportunities, and the ‘great quit’ where an abundance of baby boomers retire of the working population.

For Gouchnour, the biggest challenge affecting the labor market is the decline of the immigrant workforce – a workforce, she said, on which the country has always depended.

According to the UDWS, an influx of workers is coming to Utah from California and Texas to fill the job market while the rest of the country is still trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeanfreau said the majority of hiring right now isn’t necessarily coming from the unemployment pool, which is at an all-time high. Most of them will be employees changing jobs.

The drop in immigration, the “Great Resignation”, those affected by COVID-19 because of schooling or illness, and people who decided to return to school after mass layoffs at the start of the pandemic have all contributed to the labor shortage, Gochnour added. .

Utah has also gained 50,000 additional jobs since before COVID-19.

“It’s not the recovery, we’ve gained a lot of jobs,” Jeanfreau said, acknowledging the struggle to fill them.

As for solving the labor shortage, Jeanfreau said the market will eventually balance out, saying, “That’s the beautiful thing about the economy.”

Historically, people have been tied to urban employment centers, such as Salt Lake City. People moving in and out of Salt Lake for work place a heavy strain on infrastructure. Jeanfreau said there is a real need for employers to embrace telecommuting, which could also have a positive effect on the housing market.

Keeping abreast of infrastructure and affordable housing are two potential barriers that Jeanfreau mentioned.

According to data collected by the National Association of Home Builders, housing affordability in Ogden and Clearfield remained well above other cities in Utah, as well as the nation, from 2012 to 2021 at 63.9%.

Gochnour said that although there are inevitable structural problems, such as an aging population, the labor shortage will pass over time. The most immediate remedy, however, is to offer more money.



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Utah weather Thursday https://lindonutah.org/utah-weather-thursday/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/utah-weather-thursday/ SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Thursday or Friday night, Utah! It was an extremely cold early morning with widespread single digit wind chills with spots like Provo seeing sub-zero wind chills! While skies were generally dry, there were a few spot showers in northern Utah as a weak system plunges rapidly across the state. […]]]>

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Thursday or Friday night, Utah! It was an extremely cold early morning with widespread single digit wind chills with spots like Provo seeing sub-zero wind chills! While skies were generally dry, there were a few spot showers in northern Utah as a weak system plunges rapidly across the state.

During the afternoon the clouds will gradually dissipate and the chance of flurries will end. Skies in northern Utah will be partly cloudy to partly sunny while southern Utah will have mostly sunny skies.

Even with the sun, it will be another cool day, but not as cold as yesterday afternoon. Temperatures will be around 5 degrees warmer in most places. The Wasatch Front will hit the low 30s and St. George will rise from the low 40s yesterday to the mid 40s today. The breeze will continue to cross the state, making it even colder. In southern Utah stronger canyon winds will be possible.

Tonight will see an easing of the winds. With clear skies and lighter winds with a cold air mass in place, these are ingredients that will lead to another freezing night with overnight lows close to what we had last night with maybe a few degrees what’s more. With lighter winds, wind chill won’t be as much of an issue tonight. With that though, always make sure to pack up!

As the high pressure begins to take the driver’s seat, we will see our temperatures warm up. Like today, highs will be about 5 degrees warmer than what we get today bringing us closer to seasonal averages.

Skies will be mostly sunny across the state, but with the calmer weather we will also start to see mist forming in our northern Utah valleys. Air quality is expected to drop to moderate tomorrow for all of our northwestern Utah valleys. Dry skies with near seasonal temperatures will see us through the weekend with slightly warmer temperatures early next week.

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What will Utah be like for Thanksgiving? You won’t have to worry. https://lindonutah.org/what-will-utah-be-like-for-thanksgiving-you-wont-have-to-worry/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/what-will-utah-be-like-for-thanksgiving-you-wont-have-to-worry/ [ad_1] It will be a little cooler than usual, but sunny skies will prevail all week. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City City Hall in the Salt Lake City Valley on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. | November 22, 2021, 4:24 p.m. If you plan to drive to or from a parent’s […]]]>


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It will be a little cooler than usual, but sunny skies will prevail all week.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City City Hall in the Salt Lake City Valley on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

If you plan to drive to or from a parent’s home on Thanksgiving Day, traffic can be an issue, but the weather isn’t. Expect decent weather for the day in Utah – and even better for the rest of the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a sun forecast for most of the week. Expect highs in the 40s and 50s Monday and Tuesday before a 20% chance of snow late Tuesday, when temperatures drop into the upper 20s.

Highs will be in the upper 30s on Wednesday, but clear skies will return. And the weather will be sunny with a high of nearly 42 in Salt Lake City on Thanksgiving Day. The average high for this date in Salt Lake City is 46 degrees, so it will be a little cooler than normal.

Then it will warm up with expected highs of 49, 50 and 52 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Residents of southern Utah can expect temperatures about 10 degrees warmer than those of northern Utah throughout the week. There is no precipitation in the forecast until Sunday.

In St. George, it will be in your 50s on Monday and Tuesday, 40 on Wednesday, and around 51 on Thanksgiving Day – eight degrees cooler than normal. Temperatures will reach the mid-50s on Friday, the upper 50s on Saturday and around 60 on Sunday.

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Cold front, wet conditions start Tuesday, freezing air ends https://lindonutah.org/cold-front-wet-conditions-start-tuesday-freezing-air-ends/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/cold-front-wet-conditions-start-tuesday-freezing-air-ends/ [ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Happy Tuesday, Utah! After an incredibly balmy Monday with daytime highs five to 15 degrees above the state average, weather changes have arrived. A cold front will bring some freezing air into northern Utah, and even temperatures will drop a few degrees in the southern part of the […]]]>


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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Happy Tuesday, Utah! After an incredibly balmy Monday with daytime highs five to 15 degrees above the state average, weather changes have arrived. A cold front will bring some freezing air into northern Utah, and even temperatures will drop a few degrees in the southern part of the state.

We start the day with early morning commuters facing the risk of patchy rain in the valleys and mountain snow in northern Utah associated with the front. Light showers will impact the Wasatch Front in the morning, with the possibility of isolated showers towards Utah County, Castle Country and Uinta Basin.

Any wet weather will likely occur during the first half of the day. Snow levels will drop to between 6,500 and 7,000 feet and light accumulations between 1 and 3 inches are expected in the north. Higher elevations near the Utah & Idaho line could see a few inches of snow and further south in the Wasatch, like the poplars, could receive an inch or two.

It is also not excluded that the central mountains also see isolated snow showers. In the afternoon, our cold front leaves the state and the humidity moves east. Today’s daytime highs along the Wasatch Front will climb to the low and the mid-1950s before the northwest flow really sets in. Clouds will linger over lunchtime, but then begin to dissipate, allowing freezing temperatures to take over much of the state.

A frosty night is coming with temperatures plummeting and Salt Lake City is expected to drop below zero by dawn on Wednesday. If we see a freeze, it will equal the last record freeze recorded in Salt Lake City. Even St. George will drop to nearly 40 Tuesday night. Wednesday will be a cool day. Instead of above average temperatures we will be around 5-10 degrees below average with Salt Lake City staying in the low 40s during the afternoon!

While we are a little calm in the middle of the week, we might see another storm system impacting us at the end of the work week. Stay tuned!

At the end of the line ? A cold front will start our day with the potential for wet weather and let in some freezing air!

Stay ahead of changing weather conditions with Utah’s most accurate live forecast and in line. We are There4You!

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Storm System Brings Chances of Rain and Snow to Utah on Veterans Day https://lindonutah.org/storm-system-brings-chances-of-rain-and-snow-to-utah-on-veterans-day/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/storm-system-brings-chances-of-rain-and-snow-to-utah-on-veterans-day/ [ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Veterans Day, Utah! We have a rapid Pacific Northwest storm system ready to cut off the northern and northeastern portions of our state. As a result, we have the option of a secluded valley rain and / or a snow shower in the mountains in northern Utah. Snow […]]]>


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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Veterans Day, Utah! We have a rapid Pacific Northwest storm system ready to cut off the northern and northeastern portions of our state. As a result, we have the option of a secluded valley rain and / or a snow shower in the mountains in northern Utah.

Snow levels will hold at around 7,000 feet and the risk of rain in the valley is likely in the afternoon and evening. Daytime highs will hit the low 40s and 50s along the Wasatch front, with mid to high 50s in central Utah and some 60 in southern Utah. St. George will peak at 71 with mostly sunny skies. Clouds will persist throughout the day in the north, while central and southern Utah will see partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.

The high pressure will take over by the end of the work week and intensify throughout the coming weekend. This means that dry conditions will prevail across the state as temperatures return to above average. This weekend’s highs will put Salt Lake City in a 60-degree run as St. George is in the low to mid-70s.

At the end of the line ? The risk of a downpour and below-average temperatures exists for half of Utah on Veterans Day, while the southern half of the state will experience more sun and above-average highs.
Stay ahead of any shower activity possible with Utah’s most accurate forecasts live and online. We are There4You!

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A strong storm system means a windy and windy day https://lindonutah.org/a-strong-storm-system-means-a-windy-and-windy-day/ Mon, 25 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/a-strong-storm-system-means-a-windy-and-windy-day/ [ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday Utah! Be prepared for a fairly rainy and gusty day as our very strong storm system continues to move through our area. This will be quite the weather factor as we still have these strong winds overnight for many of our areas in western Utah and eastern […]]]>


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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday Utah! Be prepared for a fairly rainy and gusty day as our very strong storm system continues to move through our area. This will be quite the weather factor as we still have these strong winds overnight for many of our areas in western Utah and eastern Nevada.

The high wind warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. Monday. under the warning, sustained wind speeds will be between 30 and 40 miles per hour with wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. We also have many areas across Beehive state that will have wind advisories and most of them start at 3 a.m. and continue until 9 p.m. as well. Sustained wind speeds will also be slightly lower, but no complaints between 25 and 35 miles per hour with wind gusts reaching up to 60 miles per hour.

Since these winds will last longer, expect damage to trees, power lines, and utility poles. The southerly direction of the winds will also cause problems for roads that run east-west, creating dangerous crosswinds. The I-80 in the western half of the state will be a road of great concern Monday morning.

The temperatures, due to the flow of the south, will be warmer as the day progresses despite the lack of sunshine. Many of us expect to be in the 60s and 70s again. Mainly cloudy skies will be the name of the game throughout the day. This will then lead to heavy rains as all the moisture in the atmospheric river finally gets in and brings us these significant amounts of precipitation. Northern Utah will be one of the hardest hit areas as we expect amounts between 1 ″ and 1.5. In central and southern Utah, rainfall will be between 0.5 and 1 ″ of rain after all is said and done. Another thing to note is that most of the rain will occur during the evening. Considering the heavy rainfall in a short period of time, it means that we may end up encountering problems with flooding and standing water in prone areas such as valleys, streams and urban areas. If you see a flooded road, be sure to “turn around, don’t drown” as white water can easily wash away vehicles.

Snowfall in the mountains will not be as severe as in other storm systems, as the moisture moves with the warmer air. Snow levels will be quite high, well above 9,000 feet with this system, so only the highest peaks will see snow. Snow levels also in areas that tend to produce good amounts will see a more humid type of snow.

In short, Monday will be a very busy day with the weather as we are seeing this incoming system bring very difficult conditions so stay tuned to the weather.

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Utah’s sunny weather will give way to rain this weekend https://lindonutah.org/utahs-sunny-weather-will-give-way-to-rain-this-weekend/ Thu, 21 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/utahs-sunny-weather-will-give-way-to-rain-this-weekend/ Northern Utah can see showers Saturday through Wednesday. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rain showers fall in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, August 21, 2021. | October 21, 2021, 4:45 p.m. It’s going to be sunny in Utah for a few days, until the rain returns to the upstate. Mostly sunny skies are […]]]>

Northern Utah can see showers Saturday through Wednesday.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rain showers fall in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

It’s going to be sunny in Utah for a few days, until the rain returns to the upstate.

Mostly sunny skies are expected statewide ahead of the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. In Salt Lake City, temperatures are forecast in the mid-60s on Thursday and around 70 on Friday.

Then, just in time for the weekend, temperatures are expected to drop into the 50s with more rain in the forecast – a 40% chance Saturday, with 50% Saturday night and 30% chance Sunday.

Next week, another storm is also expected to bring more rain to northern Utah on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

High winds – with gusts of 45 to 60 mph – are possible in western Utah on Monday. Heavy mountain snowfall is possible above 9,000 feet late Monday through Tuesday.

The weekend is looking better in southern Utah. Mostly sunny through Monday, with temperatures in the 70s in St. George. There is a chance of rain Monday afternoon and a higher chance Monday evening, possibly lingering Tuesday, the weather service said.

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The calm morning gives way to a wet and cool afternoon https://lindonutah.org/the-calm-morning-gives-way-to-a-wet-and-cool-afternoon/ Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/the-calm-morning-gives-way-to-a-wet-and-cool-afternoon/ SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Monday Utah! Starting off our Monday will be calm, but things are starting to turn quickly and our weather system is starting to make its presence felt. Going out to take the kids to school or work, you will notice that we are not as cold as we have […]]]>

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Monday Utah! Starting off our Monday will be calm, but things are starting to turn quickly and our weather system is starting to make its presence felt. Going out to take the kids to school or work, you will notice that we are not as cold as we have been these past few mornings.

Many of us will start our day in the 40s with a strong southerly flow bringing warmer air and cloud cover overhead. These winds will also begin to strengthen as the day progresses, resulting in wind advisories in southern Utah that range from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for some counties. This storm brings wind speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with wind gusts reaching 50 in advised areas, but we will all see stronger winds, especially in the afternoon.

Cloud cover will also increase with better chances of showers for us on the Wasatch Front during the afternoon hours. The rain will also be associated with much colder air so not only will we need the umbrella or the raincoat but also a sweater. Colder winds will drop our highs into the 50s for most of northern Utah and into the 60s in southern Utah.

This cooling will continue through the afternoon as the storm system continues to drag through cooler air and humid weather. It is therefore best to prepare for two different days.

In short, a calm morning leads to a wetter and cooler afternoon. Layers will be our friends tomorrow.
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Chance of snow, cold weather in Utah https://lindonutah.org/chance-of-snow-cold-weather-in-utah/ Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/chance-of-snow-cold-weather-in-utah/ [ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Happy Wednesday! It was an unusually cold start to the day with freezing temperatures for much of the state. Overnight lows have reached a low 10 to 15 degrees below seasonal norms, and we maintain that trend for our day highs. Expect cold conditions with highs in the […]]]>


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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Happy Wednesday! It was an unusually cold start to the day with freezing temperatures for much of the state.

Overnight lows have reached a low 10 to 15 degrees below seasonal norms, and we maintain that trend for our day highs. Expect cold conditions with highs in the 1940s in the north and the 1950s in the south, with mostly dry skies with a slight likelihood of an isolated snow shower in the northern mountains as our temperatures remain well below average overall.

Another fast system will arrive tomorrow late Thursday. This will bring the possibility of another round of rain and snow, mostly in northern Utah. Snow levels will also be a bit lower so there is a better chance that we will see snow showers below 5,000 feet which would include the Salt Lake Valley, but any build-up will still favor benches and more. high.

We’ll be wrapping up the work week and heading into the weekend with the sun returning across the state as our temperatures slowly start to approach average. We will see highs return to the 60s early next week.

At the end of the line ? Some potential lake effect could bring showers during our morning trips and isolated potential during lunch. It’s gonna be a chilly Wednesday too!

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Winter storm and hard frost watches will take effect Monday in parts of Utah https://lindonutah.org/winter-storm-and-hard-frost-watches-will-take-effect-monday-in-parts-of-utah/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/winter-storm-and-hard-frost-watches-will-take-effect-monday-in-parts-of-utah/ [ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday Utah! We expect big changes to be brewing thanks to a very late fall type meteorologist settling in our area, bringing us rain in the valley and snow in the mountains. Rain will arrive from the west and affect eastern Nevada early as it moves towards the […]]]>


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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday Utah! We expect big changes to be brewing thanks to a very late fall type meteorologist settling in our area, bringing us rain in the valley and snow in the mountains. Rain will arrive from the west and affect eastern Nevada early as it moves towards the Wasatch Front.

Showers will start in the early afternoon for most of us along the Wasatch Front and will continue to plague us with gloomy and colder weather. As the storm system moves through our area, rain and snow will also move towards parts of southern Utah.

The wet weather will worsen throughout the day, so be aware of the weather and be prepared for a slower drive home in the evening. There may be a few thunderstorms developing in the rain bands, but severe weather is not expected.

An umbrella or a coat will be essential for the second half of the day. The weather system also brings in much colder air, we will only see our highs in the 1950s in northern Utah while being around the 60s and 70s in southern Utah during the afternoon with temperatures plummeting.

The wind will also start to pick up and will see a change from the south in the morning to a more northwesterly flow in the evening. We have a winter storm watch for a few areas of Utah that starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until Tuesday night. This is not the only weather alert we are seeing as we also have a severe frost watch that will go into effect at 8 p.m. and last until noon on Tuesday.

In short, expect a much wetter and cooler day when our next meteorologist sets up.

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