The cool, intermittently wet pattern over the past couple of weeks has likely provided just a bit of breathing room for water managers in northern Utah, with one more storm to come tonight and tomorrow.
We discussed previously the meager snowpack that existed at the end of March. Not much has changed at lower elevations where much of the precipitation that has fallen in April has either been rain or wet snow that melted quickly between storms. For example, the Ben Lomond Trail SNOTEL (~6000 feet) bottomed out earlier this month with no real recovery (green line). This is about a month earlier than their median date of the loss of snow cover (purple line).
Further east, the snowpack in the high-altitude Uinta Mountains actually looks pretty good. Many sites sit near or above average.
Major gains have occurred in the Uintas this month. Check out the increase in snowpack at Trial Lake, which is now sitting just above the median and average peak snowpack and well above last year.
On the other hand, there are some areas in northern Utah that Mother Nature completely abandoned. Neither Ben Lomond (8000 ft) nor Timpanogos Divide (8100 ft) ever got anywhere near a decent snowpack and they haven't recovered much in April either (they are the red boxes in the plot above).
As we have said many times this year, it ain't over until it's over, but based on the longer range (6-14 day) forecast, this weekend might prove to be this season's upper-elevation snowpack peak. In most areas, it won't be a great runoff year and the total volume will likely be below average, but it won't be as bad as last year either.