Utah has seen some decent monsoon seasons in recent years, but this summer may be a different story.  

Though there are still concerns over wildfires and droughts in the state, the snowfall, water in reservoirs and heavier monsoon seasons have abated the worries somewhat. However, KUER spoke with a Utah Climate Center climatologist to see how we will fair this summer.  

Apparently, Utah’s monsoon season is already behind.  

Predictions for when Utah’s monsoon season will start are in late July and into August. According to climatologist Jon Meyer, this is a few weeks behind schedule. Because Utah’s soil is still wet from this winter and is causing the delay in formation of monsoon weather.  

There should already be storm clouds in areas of Utah but there are none to be seen. Though this could just mean a short and heavy monsoon season that will make up for the current lack of rain, there is no guarantee.  

Last year Utah also saw a belated monsoon season but there was enough water to make up the difference. Meyer is hopeful this will be the case again, he told KUER.  

La Nina is being delayed which is one of the factors of Utah’s late monsoon season. Though the predictions say that it should shift in the coming month, it may be too late to make any impact for the state.  

So, for those looking forward to wonderful summer storms and a reprieve from the heat are in for disappointment.  

This could lead to other concerning factors like a return to drought conditions for the state. Hopefully this will be a small scare and Utah’s wetter conditions will return.  


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