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The Utah Avalanche Center doesn’t normally start issuing forecasts until November, but early snowfall has them already talking about avalanche safety. Paige Pagnucco, Awareness Program Manager for the Utah Avalanche Center, said that once snow is on the ground, avalanches are possible.

With snow already falling in parts of Utah, drivers are starting to frequent tire shops to purchase winter tires. Snow tires have greater traction than standard tires and enable drivers to stop without sliding on icy roads. Due to supply chain issues, availability of snow tires may be limited this year.

After being hit hard by the first snowfall of the year, Utahns can expect more storms to come.Wednesday night another storm system moved into northern and central Utah with the potential for snow and rain.

Mold Can Affect Your Lawn Too

Jan 29, 2021

The term mold describes several fungal species that have a fuzzy appearance, especially when found on that loaf of bread in the back of the pantry that you forgot about.

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The fresh morning snow teaches me things I didn’t know, and reminds me of that which I had forgotten after a long year living once more with dark, firm soil.

 

I Love Snow On 'Wild About Utah'

Nov 17, 2020
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I love snow! It began when I was old enough to know the difference, and has continued since. We kids always celebrated the first snow of the year at our home in northern Wisconsin.

A new study looking at year-to-year snowpack in the western US found that back-to-back low snow years will be more frequent if the world continues along the business-as-usual emissions trajectory.

Ski Utah

Skiing in Utah has long been one of the largest economic drivers in the state, and thanks to large amounts of snowfall, this past winter has shattered records. Utah ski resorts saw a record 5.1 million skiers on the slopes and resorts reported the highest number of skier days ever, rising 12 percent from the previous record, set two years ago.

White snow with red dust on a mountain with rocks in the foreground and blue sky in the background.
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The state of Utah is known for having some of the greatest snow on earth, but dust is threatening this important natural resource. 

Wind in dry or disturbed regions can pick up small pieces of dirt or minerals, and carry that dust across regions. 

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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about really small things, like cell cultures and their effect on research, and really big things, like our planet's climate and its effect on human movement. 

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Gabriele Ciciurkaite studies the impact of food insecurity on mental health. Melissa Wrzesien investigates new ways to measure snowpacks. Together, we talk about how decision-making impacts resource allocation.

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Because of the large amounts of snow received in Utah, and specifically in Cache Valley, residents are advised to "be aware that there is a very high possibility of flooding with the next storm system supposed to hit next weekend."

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The ability to assess water supply is becoming increasingly important, especially since data shows statewide reservoir storage is lower than last year. Utah State University soil scientists and climatologists have created a device to track snowmelt, that could lead to better assessments on water supply.