Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Yesterday evening, there were a few fireworks in the Salt Lake Valley, but you might have missed them if you blinked.  Some stronger cells popped up near the south shore of the Great Salt Lake just before 8 PM MDT and I saw a lightning flash or two during this period.

The band along which these cells formed moved southeastward and, although weakening, gave a final blast of snow to the central Cottonwoods.

If you are going out skiing today, I suspect you will find a large increase in snowfall from 8000 to 9000 feet.  Accumulations at 8500 feet and above in upper Little Cottonwood look to be around 6 inches.  The Big Cottonwood resorts are reporting a bit more.  At Solitude, my bet is the 10 inches they are reporting is for the summit and you'll find a lot less at the base.

A quick hitter late today through about midnight will lay down a couple more inches in the mountains and some valley showers, bringing to an end our brief flirtation with spring showers.  After that, the death ridge returns.

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