While it sounds like an exotic drink, the only ingredient of the Pineapple Express is water. Northern Utah got a good taste of the weather phenomenon in February, and it virtually flipped the outlook for water in 2014.
"The Express has delivered storm after storm of heavy, wet, dense snow to northern Utah in February. It would be ever so nice if it continued for another week or two, at least," said Randy Julander, Utah's snow survey supervisor for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). "It would also be beneficial if the Pineapple Express found a way to reach southern Utah."
The Pineapple Express is a fancy name for conditions that point "a river of moisture in the atmosphere" from an area in the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian Islands to the West Coast of the United States. Northern Utah and other northern states in the West were lined up directly in the river's path.