Utah Climate Center

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What if I purchase an early season ski pass– will it pay off with good snow this winter? Yoshimitsu Chikamoto, a climate scientist at Utah State University Utah had an idea to use climate modeling to help him decide.

Brad Rippey / U.S. Department of Agriculture

Through a new citizen science initiative, the Utah Climate Center will capture drought data through public observations posted on social media.

Utah's Weather And Climate - Dry Times Ahead

Jun 30, 2020
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Despite the recent rains and cooler temperatures across Utah, the month of June has seen hotter than normal temperatures across much of the state. Are we experiencing normal weather variability or is it climate change? 

March Madness With CoCoRaHS

Mar 12, 2020
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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) recently announced their March Madness Challenge as part of an effort to increase citizen climate observers statewide.


It’s not an impressive place. Peter Sinks is a small depression in the Bear River mountain range of northern Utah, just a few miles away from Beaver Mountain Ski Resort. The tiny valley is ringed by aspen trees and conifers, and it doesn’t look or feel that different than the surrounding mountains. Until you get to the bottom. 

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was met with mixed reactions across the country and especially in Utah. While some climate scientists and government leaders including Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski called the decision a mistake, others argued the decision could have positive economic consequences for the United States. 

New Climate Study Met With Controversy

Mar 5, 2015

In January, I met with Simon Wang, director of the Utah Climate Center, to discuss the difference in winter weather in the eastern and western United States. In 2014 the West set record-warm temperatures and continues to experience drought conditions, while the East is still expecting heavy winter storms and record-low temperatures going into March.


How Climate Change Is Altering Western Winters

Feb 5, 2015

You don’t need me to tell you that the winter in Utah has been rather lackluster this year. While our mountain peaks are still white, any snow we have seen in the valleys has all but melted off. According to Simon Wang, assistant director of the Utah Climate Center, this is due to how weather patterns coming inland from the Pacific Ocean have changed.

A weather rebound! Listen to today's forecast from the Utah Climate Center for the upbeat details.

Tuesday Forecast - 3/20

Mar 20, 2012

Happy Vernal Equinox, UPR listeners! It's officially spring, and the cold snap will be gone faster than you can say "frozen tulips".

Thursday Forecast - 3/15

Mar 15, 2012

Above average temps today -- maybe even record setting. Warning: Don't get used to it.

Tuesday Forecast - 3/13

Mar 13, 2012

Find out what "atmospheric de-calmification" means and means for you in today's forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Friday Forecast - 3/9

Mar 9, 2012

Enjoy the transition from winter to spring, courtesy of the Utah Climate Center.

Wednesday Forecast - 3/7

Mar 7, 2012

The storm that's painting the desert white...what will it do? Will we ski or will we golf this weekend. Hmmm. The guys at the Utah Climate Center help us decide.

Tuesday Forecast - 3/6

Mar 6, 2012

Watch and be amazed today as Utah's weather does a 180. Unseasonably warm for half of the day and then...winter again.

Utah, hope you are enjoying your Leap Day Low Pressure Trough with Associated Cold Front.

Tuesday Forecast - 2/28

Feb 28, 2012

Winter resurgence! Full details in today's forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Windier and colder than yesterday. What else can we expect?

Friday Forecast - 2/17

Feb 17, 2012

Welcome to Friday! Here's your weekend forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Thursday Forecast - 2/16

Feb 16, 2012

Here comes a weak but persistent high pressure front. Enjoy the pleasant breezes.

A.M. Forecast - Wednesday 2/15

Feb 15, 2012

It's snowing! The latest from the Utah Climate Center...

A.M. Forecast - Tuesday 2/14

Feb 14, 2012

Valentine's Day forecast from the Utah Climate Center:  "A wintery smooch for some of this year's broken hearted skiers..."

A.M. Forecast - Friday 2/10

Feb 10, 2012

You made it to Friday! What does the weekend hold?

A.M. Forecast - Thursday 2/09

Feb 9, 2012

The latest from the Utah Climate Center...

Bye bye, high pressure ridge. What's next?

A.M. Forecast - Tuesday 2/07

Feb 7, 2012

It's still the year that winter forgot. Change ahead?

A.M. Forecast - Friday 2/03

Feb 3, 2012

Hold on to your hats! It's windy out there....

A.M. Forecast - Thursday 2/02

Feb 2, 2012

"White is the flavor of the day".... listen to the Utah Climate Center's forecast for details.

A.M. Forecast - Tuesday 1/31

Jan 31, 2012

Mild and fair today, but how long will that last?

Will it snow this week or no?