2023 has been an exceptionally snowy winter in Salt Lake City. Nearby Alta ski resort reports 616″ of snowfall as of March 4, the snowiest in their 43 recorded seasons. This post shares photos of this winter in SLC from January through March.

Morning after March 5 snowfall.

February 22 snow

Snowy Red Butte Gardens, on the east side of SLC, February 4. Looking down on the city to the west the common winter haze is very evident. The haze is particularly bad during temperature inversions, when temperature at the surface of the SLC valley is colder than temperatures aloft.

January 16, 2023

This snowy winter has improved Utah’s drought conditions, as can be seen by comparing the drought severity maps from December 27, 2022, and February 28, 2023. More than one snowy winter is needed though to address water issues like the drying up of the Great Salt Lake.

Published by jimr77

Recently retired, loving life in northern Minnesota

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  1. Oh those SLC temp inversions where you can’t see 15 feet in front of your face but then climb up the canyon to elevation where it’s blue sky and sunshine above that dark thick layer blanketing the city. Enjoyed your post and photos today, plus the encouraging news about the drought and lake.


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