Originally Posted by Eeyore
Where do you live? How much rain do you get? Its been to dry here. Since August, before the state fair, since we had any real rain.
I live in the city of Bountiful located in Davis County (outlined in red in the image below) which is right above Salt Lake County and right below Weber County (Weber County is where Ogden is located). Davis County is the smallest county in the state of Utah when you factor in how much of it is covered by the Great Salt Lake and associated marshlands. However, the population of the county exceeds 300,000 making it the third most populated County in the Sate (after Salt Lake County and Utah County).
I live on the much greener side of this mountain (hill) just north of Salt Lake City.
, on Flickr
Bountiful sits in the southern end of the county with about a 16 minute drive into Salt Lake City by either I-15 or US Highway 89. The commuter train can get you there in 14 minutes.
We have some unique factors that lead to some wild weather.
We get the lake effect which amplifies the amount of precipitation (many times in the winter we get much bigger snow storms than the rest of the SLC Metropolitan area). Bountiful averages 22.4 inches of precipitation a year making it a semi-arid climate.
It seems like once a year we get these epic wind gusts from the canyons. This specific type of intense wind will often take out the power in a few areas and cause some structural damage (damaged fences and roofs). Winds faster than 100 miles per hour have been measured during these epic (somewhat annual) canyon winds.
Image by T-Mac
Image by T-Mac
Here are some not so impressive images that I took on my cell phone 2 months ago when I was enjoying a trail further up the mountains to the east (behind Bountiful).
We have a mixture of many different trees and other plants, many spruces of the blue and green variety and lots of indigenous maple and oak trees.