Friday, February 23, 2018

Postfrontal Orographic Effects

I've had a busy morning with no time to write, which is a shame given the weather. 

I can share one quick observation from the storm today.  The radar is showing some orographic effects in the post-frontal northwester flow from 1738–2032 UTC (1038 AM – 132 PM MST).  Note, for example, the persistent echoes on the western (windward) sides of the Oquirrh and Wasatch Mountains, which contrasts with the shadowing seen over the southwest Salt Lake Valley. 

Clearly better skiing above the Kennecott Smelter than at the open pit mine. 

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