Thursday, November 29, 2018

Remarkable Fog Display

Looking south from the upper Aves at around 7 AM this morning
Yesterday's precipitation fell with little wind, allowing for to develop overnight along the Salt Lake Valley floor.  This has led to a difficult commute in some areas and some spectacular views from bench areas above the fog, such as the upper Avenues pictured above.  I am hoping that the Bay Area feel of the view might be a good omen for the Utes as they prepare to face the Huskies in Santa Clara on Friday for the Pac-12 Championship.

The fog was also evident from the top of the tram at Snowbird. 

Time lapse video from campus, compiled by Brian Blaylock, was really fascinating to watch and illustrates the complexity of local flows and wind shear that exists within the Salt Lake Valley and how rapidly they can change, even in a relative quiescent flow pattern.  Wait for it at 10 seconds.

1 comment:

  1. Super cool video! It really shows how much wave action the fog has. I wonder if a lot of this turbulence is generated by the fog itself, as the surface wind seems to vary in direction more frequently (in general) when there is dense fog around.