|Looking at Lone Peak from the U at 1600 UTC 22 Feb 2011|
The KSLC sounding from this morning provides some insight into the cloud dynamics. The flow is southerly below 800 mb, but veers to southwesterly at 700 mb (roughly crest level. Note the steep lapse rate from 750-600 mb, but also the inversion at 600 mb.
Perhaps forced ascent is leading to convection over the barrier that is capped by the inversion? The cloud-form is fascinating and deserving of a name. Suggestions?