The Ruby Mountains stand out like a sore thumb in the Nevada precipitation climatology. Incredible gradients in precipitation are found on both the windward and leeward side of the range, with estimated average annual precipitation approaching 45" in the highest terrain (for comparison, Alta averages 54").
|Source: OSU Prism Group and Wester Region Climate Center|
Impressive! Good skiing to be had in the Rubys today for sure, but of course it is snowing in the Wasatch today as well.