"It goes along with the saying that 'every dog gets his day' sooner or later," said Randy Julander, Utah's snow survey supervisor for the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
office forecasts wetter-than-average conditions this month as well, which is a boon for the region's reservoirs.
Rain water percolates into the ground and doesn't flow into streams or other water bodies.
But more rain means less irrigation for lawns, gardens and fields, leaving more water storage for next year.
"Streamflow still isn't great," Julander
said, "but if we don't use a lot of water because of rainfall, so much the better."
"Right now, we do have an El Niño pattern going," Julander
"How long that goes and how it intensifies might say something about the coming winter."
Typically, El Nino means Southern Utah has a higher than normal chance of a really good snowpack, Julander
Northern Utah is trickier to predict.
"(It's) on the border," Julander
"Some years it goes big, other years it doesn't."
One thing does remain certain - conserving water now means there will be more next summer, especially with the region's variable snowpack.
"When it rains, turn your sprinklers off," Julander