With heavy winter storms all across the western United States, Utah has seen one of its wettest winters in 50 years. December 2022 ranked 6th in Utah’s history for snowfall.
In the new year, the precipitation hasn’t stopped – though warmer temperatures have meant rain rather than snow. The weather station at the Salt Lake City Airport has recorded 2.27 inches of rain to date this month.
Through partnership with Utah State University, Eagle Mountain has two weather stations of its own, one located in the Ranches and one in City Center. These weather stations are capable of recording current temperature, wind speed and direction, precipitation, dew point, humidity, and solar radiation.
To date this month, these weather stations have recorded an average of 2.28 inches of rainfall for Eagle Mountain. The average amount of precipitation (snow or rain) for Eagle Mountain in January is 3.75 inches, meaning that total rainfall this month will likely exceed the average.
In some areas of the state, increased rainfall has caused some flooding. Made worse by melted snow, rain water has poured into several homes and closed a dog park in the Draper area.
While Eagle Mountain homes and parks have been safe from flooding, some road maintenance projects have been delayed due to rainy conditions.
Rain and snow are expected periodically throughout the next several days, and Eagle Mountain City will be sure to keep residents updated on any changes that need to be made to road maintenance schedules.
Residents who notice roads that in need of maintenance are encouraged to create a request with the City’s Resident Portal.