I don't want to get you too excited, but we have it this morning! It's not much, but beggars can't be choosers.
The band showed up initially in next-generation GOES-16 imagery, which if you haven't seen it you should click over to College of DuPage for a looksee. GOES-16 is a next generation geostationary satellite that provides unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution imagery. The animations are amazing and the imagery is a game changer. Below you can see the initial appearance of a narrow lake-effect cloud band at 1147 UTC (0547 MDT), which was eventually overspread by some colder, mid-level clouds by 1242 UTC (0647 MDT).
|Source: GOES-16 infrared imagery at 1147 UTC (0547 MDT, top) and 1242 UTC (0647 MDT, bottom). Source: College of DuPage|
And of course, the radar, with image below for 1323 UTC (0723 MDT). Not much there, but some of you in the western half of the valley are being blessed with the Greatest Snow on Earth.
Well boys and girls, that's all the excitement I can handle today. Ski it if its white.