Drought conditions for most of the state range from abnormally dry to severe (exceptions include the Bear River Range and a few other locations in extreme northern Utah that saw considerable midwinter snowfall). Although other portions of the southwest have even more extreme drought conditions, we're still running dry.
The drought in the southwest and most of Utah reflects both long-term conditions (e.g., the dry winter, especially in California and Utah) and short-term conditions. During the past 3 months, nearly the entire western U.S. has seen below average precipitation.
In Utah, nearly the entire state has seen below average precipitation during the past 3 months, and much of the state saw 75% or less of average (scale for the image below same as above).
The irony in that map is that we probably got just enough precipitation at just the right times to allow for a heathly wildland grass crop, which is now drying out as we head deeper into June. In the Salt Lake Valley, we haven't had measurable rain since May 24th and the last major dousing was on May 9th when the airport recorded 0.45 inches. Although we may see some thunderstorms today, it is very dry in the low levels and we probably won't see much precipitation reaching the ground.
Looking at the medium range model forecasts, I don't see much hope of a significant precipitation event. Thus, it looks like we will be quite dry and vulnerable as we head into late June and the 4th of July holiday approaches. Let the insanity begin.