Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Alta Gets the Evening Shaft

With the precipitation band camped out to the west, Alta, the upper Cottonwoods, and the Park City resorts have gotten the shaft thusfar this evening.  In the loop below, Alta is located near the tip of the arrow.

As things stand now (8 PM), it's snowed more in Tooele than Alta.  Let's hope the band moves or develops further east.


  1. What a bummer. It was blizzard-like near Hill Air Force Base at 7pm last night. Called a friend in Summit Park to see if we needed to take a sick day and they were getting nothing. Thought maybe Snow Basin/Pow Mow would catch it but looks like it scooted on by them as well. There's always next year. I've lost hope on this winter.

  2. Jim, any idea why the band stopped at the mountains. Seems like orographics in reverse

  3. It's a function of the large-scale atmospheric dynamics rather than local orographic effects. The frontal band stalled to our west because of how the large-scale circulation was evolving. If the band had stalled just a bit further to the east, we wouldn't be having this conversation right now!