Wednesday, October 5, 2011

And So It Begins

I'm in the field in the Tetons this week, thus the late blog posts.  There was a coating of snow in the Tetons today above about 9500 feet, but stuff is piling up in the Wasatch too.  As of the time of this posting, it looks like about 3" of new at the Alta-Collins site.

The latest (0000 UTC) NAM model forecast really caught my eye.  The trough axis at 700-mb slides through slowly, after which there is a persistent period of cold, moist, northwesterly or westerly flow, as summarized nicely by the time-hieight section for Salt Lake City.

I'm still worried about how this will all verify, but if things come together as advertised by the NAM, the Wasatch Mountains should get a pounding tomorrow and tomorrow night, with the potential for more thereafter.

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