Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012 v. 2011

What a difference a year makes.  The contrast between last spring and this spring is staggering.  At Alta-Collins for example:

23 April 2011: Snow depth 181 inches, maximum hourly temperature 35ºF
23 April 2012: Snow depth 90 inches, maximum hourly temperature 59ºF

Need I remind the skiers out there that the Alta-Collins snow depth reached a maximum of 207" on April 30th last year.  207"!  Further, the snowpack didn't drop to 100" until July 2nd.  In fact, there was more snow at Alta-Collins on July 4th last year than there is today.

Utah skiers have experienced close to the full range of the Wasatch snow possibilities in just two years.

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