It's so cold . . . that Utah's squirrels just might toss themselves onto electric fences for a brief, if catastrophic, warmup when they aren't clearing out those stored nuts to make room for Sterno.
Once again, overnight lows are making sub-freezing temperatures look like a tropical vacation compared to the numerous sub-zero readings recorded throughout the state. Much of northern Utah has been in the single digits this week so far, with some of the coldest places Thursday morning including Bryce Canyon at -17, Cedar City -9, Moab -8, Logan -6 and Vernal at -4 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Indeed, lows early Friday were expected to be just as cold as they were on Thursday throughout northern Utah, ranging from below-zero to the low-teens. High temperatures will warm only into the upper-20s. Among the coldest sites predicted were Duchesne, Bryce Canyon, Randolph and Richfield at -10. Vernal was to dip to -9, Delta -6 and Heber -2.