With record low snow totals, Utah needs winter weather
Before the storm hit much of Utah on Thursday, the state set 8 consecutive daily records for the lowest amount of snow recorded in the mountains.
On the morning of December 9, the Natural Resources Conservation Service shows Utah with 1.2 inches of water stored in the snow in the mountains. That’s about a third of what’s typical for this time of year.
In a normal year, Utah would have 14.2 inches of water stored in the snowpack by early April. But the state desperately needs around 20 inches or so in order to fill up our reservoirs and avoid another drought next summer.
Getting 20 inches in the snowpack is possible. In April 2019, there were 21 inches.