Showing posts from March 27, 2011

570 inches

Since we've lived in Utah, the biggest single-season snowfall we've seen was about 6 years ago when Alta registered a season total of 440 inches of snow. This year, Solitude - my favourite ski resort - has registered 570 inches of snow so far and there's more to come. Think about that for a moment. That's 14.5m of snow in real world measurements. Or to put it another way, when they had a bad flooding problem in Salt Lake City 20-something years ago, they were looking at a total snowpack of just under 500 inches. We're w-a-y above that now and hoping for a slow warmup this spring. I think this means our reservoirs will be lovely and full this year.