Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Convective Line Blasts Across Mt. Timpanagos

A quick post on today's storm, which moved slowly through the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys and produced some urban flooding.  Being a mountain meteorologist, however, my thoughts are always on the high terrain and one thing that impressed me is how the convective line moved across the Wasatch Range, especially the imposing bulk of Mt. Timpanogos, like nothing was there.  We're talking a barrier that is over 2000 m high.

It would not have been pleasant to be on Mt. Timpanogos when that went through.  Lightning, heavy precipitation, and probably some snow, hail, and graupel thrown in for good measure.

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