Forecasters Expect Wet Winter for Northern Utah

Forecasters Expect Wet Winter for Northern Utah

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Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio Is this winter going to be as dry as last year's? Weather watchers are going over the long-term forecast.

It's been dry in Utah lately, but forecasters say the northern part of the state is expected to have a normally wet winter. "There's a slightly higher probability that northern Utah will receive more precipitation in the early winter months," explained Brian McInerney, National Weather Service hydrologist.

McInerney says even if the rest of November is dry, we could have a normal snowpack. However, if it's dry through December, the likelihood of that happening goes down. "We need to start accumulating snow now and start putting a base down so we don't run into having to catch up," he said.

McInerney says the only snow in the seven-day forecast could happen early next week, but even the computer models disagree on how big it will be.

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