Utah Snowpack At Lowest Point In 30 Years In Many Mountain Locations

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
Utah snowpack update. Image: NOAA Salt Lake City, UT

The 2017-18 winter hasn’t been good to Utah, as persistent above average temperatures and below average precipitation have plagued the state. This has had a horrible affect on the snowpack, as multiple mountain locations are their lowest or second lowest snowpack in 30 years. Although, a somewhat active weather pattern across northern Utah has brought near average amounts of snow water equivalent (SWE) to the far northern Wasatch Range.

Utah snowpack is looking quite bare. Image: Intellicast
US Snowpack Update as of today. Image: USDA

Overall, Utah has one of the worst Snowpacks as percentage of average for this time of year. It’s not what you want to see, but at least ski areas have been able to make some snow to open resorts this season, it’s been a tough one though.

Snowbird, UT forecast. Image: NOAA

The forecast is looking relatively mild and dry for the extended outlook. We’re hoping for a possible pattern shift or something to bring some much needed precipitation to UT.

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