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.
660 FGUS75 KSLC 071945 ESFSLC Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Salt Lake City Water Supply Summary 1245pm February 7th, 2017 Utah Flood Potential Outlook Great Salt Lake, Sevier, Virgin and Price/San Rafael and Duchesne River Basins. The 2017 spring runoff flood potential due to snowmelt is elevated at this time for the Bear, Weber, Provo, Duchesne river basins. January precipitation values were between 190-290 percent of average. Snowpacks in Utah are much above average and range from 160- 310 percent of median across the state. Many of Utah's SNOTEL's are currently ranked in the top 3 highest years for the period of record. Additionally many stations such as Ben Lomond Peak, Strawberry Daniels and Current Creek (just to name a few) are already well above the normal seasonal peak snow value that we typically expect in mid April. Much above average precipitation and below average temperature during the month of January and the corresponding large increase in volumetric forecast have significantly increased the flood potential for spring 2017. It should be emphasized that snow accumulation conditions are susceptible to change before the spring 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 but especially in much above average years like this one. $$ Brian McInerney Hydrologist National Weather Service