We were getting good spring showers thru May but then we dried out almost completely once the calendar flipped to June.
But, 1) It's early July and winter is months away and 2) ENSO doesn't correlate highly to To Evan, "The Greatest Snow on Earth" is more than just a motto - it’s a way of life.In 2010, he started Wasatch Snow Forecast as a way to share the best powder days with his fellow snow-lovers.It's a nice change of pace to be able to get out and mountain bike, hike, golf, etc in the morning. My feelings on summer start to turn toward the end of June when the average high temperatures in the valleys exceed 90F and skiing is no longer an option.By this time of year, I'm already sick of summer and ready for Autumn to arrive and usher in cooler weather.I used to do more frequent updates in the summer but found that I was repeating myself and there wasn't much to talk about.
This past winter also took a toll on me psychologically and I needed a mental break from weather to recharge. Meteorological Summer runs from June 1 to August 31, which means we are about a week shy of being halfway thru summer.We should have another day or two with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon before we dry out again later this week into the weekend.Hopefully we can squeeze out as much rain as possible.Mean temperature at the SLC airport since June 1 is 76.1F.That's at least 2 degrees cooler than the previous 3 years which were all tracking above 78 at this same point in the summer.Currently NOAA is forecasting a 65% chance for El Nino conditions to develop this winter.