Since you're now out shoveling snow, we thought it would be fun to share some facts about our awesome Utah white gold. Might as well think happy thoughts while you're out in the cold frantically trying to clear the walk before another foot dumps on top of it.
One major benefit of a good snow cover is it's an excellent insulator of soil. Without it, very cold temperatures can freeze the soil and damage root systems of shrubs and trees. It also helps protect bulbs and perennials.
It not only is an insulator, but it also serves as a gentle fertilizer boost to plants!
It's so quiet that it tends to calm our minds when it's just us and the snow.
Our snow density is 8.5 percent. In terms that I understand, it means that the snow has just the right consistency for your skis to float through the powder. Which for skiers is ideal!
Utah is one of the snowiest places on earth. It's kind of fun to live in a place with a worldwide reputation! Alta records an average of 550 inches of the white stuff annually.
On average, 6.5 feet of snow falls each April. This means you can enjoy the powdery stuff in short sleeves! Toss the hats and coats and feel the warmer spring air with the beauty of winter.
From December through March, you'll find more than a foot of snow falls approximately every five days.
So, over the course of an average week, it's extremely likely that you'll see both blue skies AND new snow. If you do the math, you'll find almost 300 days of sunshine a year and a foot of snow every five days. Awesome!
We can also enjoy the beauty of the new fallen snow against the evergreen trees. Get out your camera and take some breathtaking shots.
And last, but not least, here is a quote to change your perspective of how amazing this cold stuff is...
"The first fall of snow is not only an event but a MAGICAL event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment, where is it to be found." -J.B. Priestley
So, next time you're out shoveling, hopefully you can appreciate the snow's whole package. It might be freezing and bothersome, but the benefits and joys of the winter season in Utah outweigh all of that! AND when you're done in the driveway, come on into the office for an adjustment... you got the snow and we got you! Happy Winter!