Thursday, July 31, 2014

Something Unusual...

It's not uncommon to see cumulus clouds popping up over northern Utah in July, but there's something unusual about these, at least for our summertime climate.  If you know or would like to guess, leave a comment.  


  1. Perhaps the base of the clouds is a bit low? I'm used to seeing the peaks beneath the base of the clouds in the summer.

  2. Low bases, fairly moist boundary layer. From the 00Z sounding it looks like we only mixed out to 730 mb. I was hoping the strong convection over eastern Nevada would make it into the basins of northwest Utah today, but I guess the boundary layer had too much of a cap.

  3. Yes. Exactamundo. Low bases.