Friday, May 31:
Summer setting in for good!
The storm system that brought some snow above 8,000 feet earlier this week has now shifted east and it looks like summer will start to set in for good as we head into June. Temps in the valleys should be in the 80s for the upcoming week with 60s and 70s in the mountains. Looking mostly sunny each day!
May was fairly typical for the Wasatch. We saw a period of record high temps earlier this month that really depleted the snowpack. However, Mother Nature wasn’t done with us yet and brought a few cooler systems into the area over the last two weeks that led to a couple powder days. Here’s a picture from May 18 at Snowbird proving just how deep the fresh snow was:
The valleys have also seen a good amount of rain to end the month of May. Together with a decent Spring snowfall-wise, it should help mitigate the fire danger heading into the Summer months. Let’s also hope for monsoonal moisture to arrive early and often through the summer with some good soaking rains.
We are, for the most part, done forecasting for the 2012-13 winter season. We will make occasional posts through the month of May and then post later this summer as signs of winter begin to appear. Thank you for your support and readership. As always, it’s a pleasure to bring you WSF! If you’d like to make a donation, you can do so by clicking here. Otherwise, we’ll see you next year!
Evan – Wasatch Snow Forecast