Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Valley Slight, Cottonwoods Delight

Yesterday and last night were an exercise in futility and frustration for me.  We had a decent idea of what would happen (a frontal precipitation band would form) but we didn't know where.  As things turned out, the frontal precipitation band organized over Salt Lake and Utah Counties and hung out for quite a while, but valley accumulations were limited during the period of heaviest precipitation by the warmth of the storm.  

We got less than an inch at my place in the Avenues.  As one moved southward through Utah County where the frontal band was most intense, accumulations increased.  Here's how things look this morning along US-6 in Spanish Fork.

Fortunately, the Cottonwoods and the Park City area were under the band and got some of the goods. Brighton reported 16 inches overnight, with 8 inches or more reported elsewhere in the central Wasatch.  Alta is up to a 66" base, which is above my magic 60" threshold for good early season conditions.


  1. I was SUPER bummed about the storm since I had big plans for sledding at the Bonneville Golf Course with my kiddo.

    Too early for a White Christmas forecast?

  2. There was very nice powder at Solitude today. and mostly untouched because it's a weekday.