SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – The first blast of fall is coming. In 24 hours mountain valleys along the Wasatch Front are going to see a drastic drop in temperatures.
Wayne Brothersen knows the cold is coming. “We had a trip planned to Lake Powell next week so we’re not looking forward to the cold snap,” said Brothersen.
Instead he might stay closer to home and embrace the changes in temps.
“We’re thinking maybe taking the motor home up in the mountains up here is better,” explained Brothersen.
This cold snap won’t likely bring snow, but it could bring below freezing temps. It’s the frost and freeze that could cripple yards and gardens if residents aren’t prepared.
Experts at the Intermountain Farmers Association say if people have plants they want to keep a little longer they need to bundle them up.
Sales person, Jay Newbold said, “We have insulation blankets that you can put down to protest up to 5 to 10 degrees on the top so they don’t freeze.”
Some plants can last a little longer even with the deep freeze that’s expected later this week.
“You can do broccoli, cauliflower, another thing of peas and carrots,” said Newbold. “Some of the heartier plants like that.”
Brothersen doesn’t have a garden to worry about, but he is prepping his lawn for the long season ahead. “We just want to have a good root base to start the winter because a lot of people say it’s going to be a harsh winter.”