It was quite a night last night with many sites in the Salt Lake Valley recording over an inch of rain. Amounts were greatest in the Olympus cove area where just over 1.5 inches fell. Even the airport recorded 1.21 inches. And it's still raining.
Meanwhile in the mountains we're up to about 8 inches of dense snow based on the Alta-Collins and the Snowbird snow stakes, the latter below.
|Source: Snowbird. Downloaded 7:38 AM 26 Oct 2021.|
Observations from Alta-Collins show that precipitation began between 1600 and 1700 MDT yesterday with temperatures near 40˚F. About 0.18" or so fell at temperatures above 34˚F. Temperatures reached 34˚F at 2000 MDT afterwhich snow fell at this elevation (it wasn't long after that it was falling to the Town of Alta. I guestimate that the snow 8" of snow contains about an inch of water, for an 8:1 snow-to-liquid ratio or a 12.5% water content. Total precipitation 1.22".