Utah snowpack breaks 40-year-old record
The storms will provide much-needed relief statewide, but our drought isn’t over.
Records keep piling up across Utah this winter.
Snowpack reached a new high after Thursday night’s storms. The snow water equivalent in Utah, or the amount of water the snow will release when its melts, sits at 26 inches as of Friday morning. That ties with the previous known record of 26 inches set on April 13, 1983, according to Utah Snow Survey data. And with the snow still falling, Friday is likely a new snowpack record.
Expect the record to keep rising — we still have 10 more days until snowpack reaches its typical peak, and there are plenty more storms in the forecast.
“It is amazing, and it’s kind of cool to be here to witness it,” said Jordan Clayton, supervisor of the Utah Snow Survey.
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