Very LOW SNOW in Utah Right Now… | Statewide Snowpack at 38% of Average To Date

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Left Snow Water Equivalent 11/28/2017 vs. Right Snow Water Equivalent 11/28/2016. Snow Water Equivalent = Snowpack. image: noaa, yesterday


  • Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon currently have a 39% of average to date snowpack
  • Utah currently has a 38% of average snowpack
  • Only 2 ski resorts are currently open in the state of Utah
  • Snowbird opened for 3 days last week, then had to close due to record heat and lack of snow.
  • One of Alta’s worst snow years on record was the 1976/77 season where they saw only 20 inches of snowfall by November 29th – This year, Alta has also seen only 20″ of snowfall as of November 29th
  • Alta’s average November snowfall by November 29th is 97.8″
image: noaa slc, ut yesterday

Utah is hurting badly for snow so far this year.

Alta has only seen 20″ of snowfall so far this season and is right on track to match one of its worst snowfall years on record (1976/77) where they only saw 280″ of snow.

Only 2 ski resorts are open in the sate of Utah right now: Park City & Brighton.

Snowbird opened for 3-days last week, then had to shut down due to near record high temperatures and a lack of snow.

UT statewide snowpack at only 38% of average. Cottonwood Canyons snowpack at 39% of average. image: nrcs, today

Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon currently have a 39% of average to date snowpack.

Utah currently has a 38% of average snowpack.

We’re really hoping for a big change in the weather to come and rescue this early season in Utah, but as NOAA reports below, it just isn’t coming…

“A warm November leads to an abnormally shallow snow cover. A winter storm pattern just does not want to set up across the Great Basin and the central Rockies so far this year. Some outdoor recreationalists are enjoying the extended hiking and biking season but its really stressing out the winter sport fanatics. Sooner or later this will change.” – NOAA SLC, UT yesterday

image: noaa SLC, UT today


Alta’s 7-day forecast has very little snow in it. image: noaa, today

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