Monday, December 30, 2013

Remembering Snow

Photo during heavy snow from the Bushnell/University
of Utah North Redfield SnowCam.
I know everyone in Utah is missing snow.  I can't help much, but click here and you'll see 30 cm/12 inches in 6 hours from our el cheapo snow cam on the Tug Hill Plateau earlier this month.  Refresh and repeat until you feel better.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, snow. I remember it fondly. Here's a dumb question - It seems that for three straight winters the mean pattern has had a ridge parked off the California coast (not sure if my terminology is correct). So all storms either go up and over, missing Utah in the process, or split. We get temporary reprieves, and a stray storm gets through, but the ridge always rebounds. I've certainly observed winters that have a dominant theme or pattern all winterlong before. But it usually seems that the pattern is different every winter - some we see a strong southern storm track, some a northern track, and some feature a poorly-placed ridge.
    Is my amateur perception correct - have we had the same basic pattern for three straight winters? If so, is that unusual? And what can we do to fix it? Send an army of butterflies to flap their wings in the south pacific?