Weather for Richfield, Utah
Lat: 38.77N, Lon: 112.08W
Wx Zone: UTZ014 CWA Used: SLC
Utah Drought Monitor
The Utah Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Utah land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
Utah Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS75 KSLC 192117 ESFSLC HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WATER SUPPLY SUMMARY 150 PM MDT WED MAR 19 2014 FLOOD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK FOR UTAH THE 2014 SPRING RUNOFF FLOOD POTENTIAL DUE TO SNOWMELT IS NOT HIGH AT THIS TIME FOR THE GREAT BASIN, AS WELL AS THE SEVIER, VIRGIN, PRICE/SAN RAFAEL, AND THE DUCHESNE RIVER BASINS. NO SITES ARE CURRENTLY FORECASTED TO REACH FLOOD STAGE AT THIS TIME. SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE PEAKS MAY BE ANTICIPATED IN THE BEAR AND WEBER RIVER BASIN AREAS, WHILE BELOW AVERAGE TO NEAR AVERAGE PEAKS MAY BE ANTICIPATED THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE STATE. CURRENT VOLUME FORECASTS FOR THE APRIL THROUGH JULY RUNOFF PERIOD ARE BELOW AVERAGE TO NEAR AVERAGE FOR MUCH OF THE STATE. IN PARTICULAR, VOLUME FORECASTS IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE STATE ARE WELL BELOW AVERAGE. IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED THAT SNOW ACCUMULATION CONDITIONS COULD CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY BEFORE RUNOFF BEGINS. ALTHOUGH SPRING TEMPERATURES AFFECT THE PATTERN OF SNOWMELT RUNOFF AND CONSEQUENTLY THE MAGNITUDE OF PEAK FLOWS, PEAK FLOWS ALSO ROUGHLY CORRESPOND TO VOLUMETRIC FLOWS. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES OR HEAVY RAINFALL DURING THE MELT PERIOD CAN CAUSE OR EXACERBATE FLOODING PROBLEMS IN ANY YEAR. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE DISSEMINATED AS CONDITIONS EVOLVE. $$ BRIAN MCINERNEY HYDROLOGIST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE