Spring when, Charlie Chaplin declared, "birds are calling, skunks are crawling . . . whales are churning, worms are squirming, wagging their tails for love!" will be here when most Utahns awaken Wednesday.
Officially, the Mountain time zone ushers in the Vernal Equinox, and the official end of winter, at 5:02 a.m. The National Weather Service is serving up a suitable forecast, too: Partly cloudy skies, a little morning rain and high temperatures Wednesday in the mid-50s for northern Utah.
Southern Utahns can ditch the umbrellas altogether, though. Partially cloudy skies are on the climatological menu for Utah's Dixie Wednesday, but no precipitation is forecast as daytime highs soar into the mid- to upper-70s.