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August 27, 2015, 1:18 pm
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
81°F
real feel: 89°F
current pressure: 30 in
humidity: 38%
wind speed: 2 mph N
wind gusts: 2 mph
sunrise: 6:49
sunset: 20:09
Forecast August 27, 2015
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Partly sunny
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88°F
wind speed: 7 mph WNW
wind gusts: 11 mph
night
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
64°F
wind speed: 4 mph ESE
wind gusts: 9 mph
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Climate and Hardiness Zones

These are the USDA’s Hardiness Zones.  According to this map the Salt Lake Valley falls into zones 5/6.  When choosing plants to purchase you can use this as a general guideline.  However, when looking up a plant in any Sunset books you will need to reference a different map:

Unlike the USDA map which only uses minimum winter temperatures for climate zones, Sunset uses many other factors such as summer highs, elevation, rainfall, humidity, and the growing season.  Under Sunset’s assignment, the Salt Lake Valley is Zone 3.  THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS A USDA ZONE 3.  Sunset uses their own separate numbering system.

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