April 08, 2007
The Year That Was in Utah
"We got some good early snow," he said.
But starting in November, a high pressure ridge parked itself over the West until about February.
That weather pattern acted as a bubble, forcing snowstorms to other areas, he said.
Utah's loss was Canada's gain, as many storms shifted to the north, McInerney explained.
Meager snowpacks, which reached about 50 percent of average in northern Utah, are not only bad news for skiing, but they also spell trouble for the Salt Lake Valley's water resources in the summer.
This season sucked in a bad way for me. Early snow, but no mid season snow at all. I finally had my place done and Brian Head got 225" of snow (and a huge chunk of that came in March). Normal snowfall is over 400".
But take what you get and thank the Ski Gods for the wonderful sport. It still was a ski season and the laws of averages mean that sooner or later we will have another 600" winter like two years ago.
Posted by Justin at April 8, 2007 11:21 PM
You should thank Ullr. That's the best way to ensure a good follow-up season.
Posted by: Oft-piste at April 9, 2007 02:14 PM