Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Remarkable Storm

Wow, what an event.  After a bit of an afternoon lull, the lake-effect is raging once again.

Source: NCAR/RAL
We are now up to 1.1" (28 mm) of SWE at the Snowbird Snotel since 0700 UTC 10 Nov, when this lake-effect period began.  For the 1998–2009 period examined by Yeager et al. (2012), there were only a handful of lake-effect periods that produced more precipitation.

SWE produced at he Snowbird SNOTEL during lake-effect periods 1998–2009
Source: Yeager et al. (2012)
We have a long ways to go to get into the top three, but we are now in the top five.  Valley accumulations are also impressive.  It is spectacularly beautiful with the dendrites stacked deep in the Salt Lake Valley.  

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