Utah Has Latest Snow On Record

Posted By on May 25, 2010

May 24th, 2010

SALT LAKE CITY — Many Utahns woke up to a blanket of snow Monday morning. The wet and slushy weather caused a few problems throughout the day, but the late storm was mostly an inconvenience.

The storm produced the latest spring snow ever recorded at Salt Lake City International Airport. It arrived late Sunday night and produced huge, heavy snowflakes as Salt Lake City commuters arrived for work Monday morning.

 The Wasatch Mountains got significant snow for this time of year. Nine inches were reported at Brighton.

A cooler spring has the snowpack sitting around average levels for this time of year. Julander hopes the wet weather will continue into June to build up our water supply and put off irrigation season until July.

“When you save a month and a half or two months worth of water, that results in larger carryover into the fall,” Julander said. “So, this is all money in the bank and water that we’ll be able to use later in the season, or carry it over into next year.”

Storm sets more records across the state

The record-low temperatures for May 24 were set in Alpine, Bountiful and Bullfrog.

Cedar City got a half-inch of snow Sunday night, though most of the storm’s moisture fell in central and northern Utah.

Several areas got an inch or more of rain, including Bountiful, Cottonwood Heights, Tooele, Provo and Dry Fork.

Other snow totals included seven inches at Suncrest, five inches near Peoa in Summit County and three inches at Upper Millcreek.

About the author


Comments are closed.

Copyright © 2024 The Stated Truth