Saturday, November 30, 2019

The End Is Nigh

I've ran out of fingers and toes to count, so thankfully the snow report states that the storm total as of 4 AM this morning reached 67".  I'm not sure when they started that tally, but suffice to say the past few days have been pretty huge.  A reminder though that this is not unprecedented.  During Thanksgiving weekend 2001, Alta got 100 inches in 100 hours.

The end of this storm cycle is, however, nigh.  Currently we're still seeing snow showers in the northwesterly flow over the Oquirrhs, Salt Lake Valley, and central Wasatch.

Source: NCAR/RAL
Overnight, this led to about 9 inches of snow since 5 PM yesterday.

Source: MesoWest
It's low-density stuff and on the heavier snow that fell yesterday, should be right-side up and ski well.

The models suggest that we will see a break after this morning.  The NAM time height for Salt Lake City shows significant drying out of the lower atmosphere after about 1800 UTC (1100 MST).

Sunday should be dry, although there may be some afternoon high clouds.  The end is nigh.

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