The word of the day is “wet”. A couple weeks ago we had nearly a foot of snow fall in town, and yesterday it rained all day, melting whatever snow was remaining on the ground and filling washes, creeks and potholes to the brim. And, as the photographic icing, the sky is filled with interesting clouds with sunlight bursting through seams in the sky to illuminate the landscape below. To see that it’s a good time to be in Moab with a camera would be an understatement.
I expect the potholes will retain water for a few days given that the ground is so saturated from all the recent precipitation. The ten day forecast calls for warmer temperatures with days in the high 40’s to low 50’s and nights in the mid-30’s. Rain is possible on Wednesday and we may even experience some snow showers or frozen mix early next week. All ten days are predicted to be partly sunny…perfect for photography!
There is currently a road closure on Highway 128 about 1 mile east of Highway 191. A large rockfall is blocking the road and crews from the Utah Department of Transportation are working to clear it. The road is expected to re-open later this afternoon.
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Keep your eyes on this post as I’ll update it throughout the week as conditions and photographic opportunities change.