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Utah’s February snow levels are below normal, but it’s no cause for concern

Feb 9, 2024, 3:00 PM

Vehicles in Big Cottonwood Canyon Jan. 15, While utah snow levels have gone down in February, rain ...

Vehicles in Big Cottonwood Canyon Jan. 15. While snow levels have gone down in February, rain levels have made up for the missing snow. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — So far, the amount of snow Utah has received in February has been low. This would usually be a cause for concern, if it wasn’t for the levels of rain Utah has been experiencing lately.

KSL Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke said the amount of water Utah received from recent rainfall has made up for the low snow levels.

“Hasn’t it just seemed more like spring lately? February has been so interesting,” Van Dyke said. “So far we are at February 9, so we’re not even halfway done, and we’ve already had 2.3 inches of water.”

According to Van Dyke, this February has only seen one-tenth-of-an-inch of snow so far. The amount of snowfall has been far below the average.

Van Dyke said the 1.3 inches of water already fallen translates into almost 11 inches of snow, which is average for February. 

The amount of rainfall came from the temperature being higher, turning the snow into water, according to Van Dyke.

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Utah’s February snow levels are below normal, but it’s no cause for concern