A Giant Utah Snowstorm

Monday’s storm may have blocked roads with buckets of snow, but northern Utah is going to need much more of the same if it’s going to break its four-year-long drought.

The storm hit the Salt Lake Valley with enough snow to put Dec. 14, 2015, in the National Weather Service record books — on the list of top 30 days for 24-hour snowfall. But in the grander scheme, it’s just a drop in the bucket.

Photos by Al Hartmann and Steve Griffin