Sunday, April 13, 2014

Overnight Blow

Some strong winds accompanied a band of showers and thunderstorms that moved through the Salt Lake Valley just after midnight MDT/0600 UTC last night.

Source: NCAR/RAL
The award for highest lowland wind gust goes to the Meteorological Solutions Inc. observing site in Olympus Cove where a peak gust of 63 mph at 0105 MDT/0705 UTC. Note the dramatic drop in temperature and increase in wind speed.

Source: MesoWest
Other peak gusts include 60 mph on the Eyring Science Center @ BYU, 60 in Vernon, 57 at the University of Utah, and 52 at the Salt Lake City International Airport.  

Two inches of snow at Alta combined with the cooler weather should yield some "interesting" dust-on-crust conditions in the Wasatch for today.  

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