Sunday, October 30, 2011


We have a team with the Doppler on Wheels (DOW) deploying to examine the lake-breeze penetration into the Tooele Valley this morning.  It appears we have just what we are looking for: clear skies, a ridge building in aloft, and very weak flow up to mountaintop level.

Source: NCAR/RAL
Source: NCAR/RAL
The sounding above shows an intense surface-based nocturnal inversion surmounted by a near-isothermal layer that extends to around 810 mb, with light flow throughout.  Hopefully we will get good clear-air returns and can examine the lake breeze development and ultimate penetration into the Tooele Valley.

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