Monday, May 22, 2017

The Uinta Snowpack Is Still Quite Fat

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, I've been thinking of heading to higher country for some turns.

The Uinta snowpack remains quite fat.  The numbers from the Trial Lake Snotel, very near the Mirror Lake Highway, show an early May peak in snowpack snow water equivalent just under 50 inches, roughly double the median peak.  Despite some losses in the middle of the month, they currently sit over 30 inches, again roughly double median.

Source: CBRFC
The question is, will the Mirror Lake Highway be open?  According to an article published in the Deseret News over the weekend, UDOT is giving it a 50/50 chance.

If the road does open, you're going to find an impressive snowpack by Uinta standards.  If not too snirty, there's going to be a good corn harvest up there over the next couple of weeks.

1 comment:

  1. When looking at the webcams near Bald Mountain Pass ( it appears the road looks to be cleared of snow. I figure that if the road is plowed to the pass that has to be a good sign!