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Snowpack still above normal despite January dry spell

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Eli Lucero
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The Herald Journal
Snow covers the mountains in Logan Canyon near Ricks Spring on Wednesday.

Snowpack levels have been closely watched this winter in the wake of one of Utah’s and Cache Valley’s driest summers on record, and it has been a story with many plot twists.

Despite frightfully little snow leading into December, a series of storms around Christmas took snowpack levels in the Bear River River Basin well above normal. Now it has gotten dry again, with only a few dustings of snow over the past two weeks.

“Unfortunately, snowfall has really flatlined, so we’ve regressed back closer to normal right now, but we thankfully still sit just above normal for all but one of the state’s basins,” said Utah Climate Center researcher Jon Meyer said Tuesday. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.