Originally Posted by Whattheo
Why do you live in Utah? There are plenty of other places to live where it doesn't snow.
Obviously it snows here, in fact Utah winters are fairly mild compared to anywhere north. Yea it snows but at least its not Minnesota cold or the 800"+ Alaska gets. We need snow for water sustainability not just Utah but everyone down stream, it all begins with snow pack. This is a desert climate and we rely on mountain snow pack. If you hate snow you must hate life, snow is water, water is life. Nothing lives without water.
Every year we seem to get less and less snow, but it rains far more often during the spring and summer than it ever did when I was a kid. We get more and more rain every year, we average 2" more rain now than 100 years ago. And that increase is expectational, with the increase in precipitation growing larger every year.
Why do I live here? Elevation... It is obvious that global climate change is happening, and soon coastal areas will be under water. At 4200' I'm safe as a bug in a run, along with less snow, more rain, warmer winters and cooler summers... The SLC will be a pretty nice place to live in a few years.