We have record snow levels in Idaho, where I live.
Even if things aren't gloomy the Media have to portray them that way.From the article we learn that while January was drier than normal the overall
snowpack in the state and along the Wasatch Front is still in good shape, with
several drainages having above average precipitation.There is a
bright side, however: At least the author didn't blame it on Global Warming.
Do weathermen not understand averages? Every time they report on the weather
they act like it is abnormal to not be at the average snow pack, temperature,
rainfall or whatever they are reporting. Did they not take a statistics class
or are they just trying to sensationalize the news all the time. Maybe they
should start reporting things that would actually make help us understand what
is going on. Maybe reporting standard deviation or the mode or something
useful. The average is nice but it doesn't tell us much.
This article and its headline is not well-written. There hasn't been a lack of
storms in Janaury. Do you not remember the recent spate of storms? January has
been a very wet month at many locales. Spanish Fork has had 5" of precipitation
and the normal is less than 2 inches. Many of the local mountains (including
Sundance) have had dobule the normal precipitation during the month. Yes, we did
have a dry period but the recent storms more than made up for it. The snowpack hasn't been shrinking recently. It actually dropped during the
earlier dry bout with high pressure and the ensuing temperature inversion. With
the recent storms, it got back up to "average." Now it's going to drop again and
then when the February storms start rolling in, it will go back up.Welcome to Utah! Don't worry, be happy! There is plenty of water in them th'ar
89.5% average snowpack. Whew! At least we haven't dropped to 89%!
the avalanche danger isn't high from provo to logan. in fact, it's not even
considerable. it's moderate (to low).who writes this stuff?
check your facts Dug. The avalanche danger is considerable with pockets of