Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Coldest Temp at KSLC in over a Year

The minimum temperature overnight at the Salt Lake City Airport through 5 AM was 11˚F.  We might get a little colder than that (max/min temperatures are reported every 6 hours so the next time I can check is 11 AM), but that's good enough to say this morning is the coldest we've seen at the Airport in over a year.

In fact, the last time it was 11˚F was January 2nd, 2019 and the last time it was colder than 11˚F was January 1, 2019 when it dropped to 6˚F.

During the record October cold stretch we got down to 14˚F on October 30th.  It took us a while, but we finally eclipsed that. 

If you want to feel even colder than 11˚F, go to areas that see easterly flow.  The map below shows barbs with gusts in text next to each site.  Some bench sites near Farmington and Bountiful show easterly flow with gusts of 25, 27, and 29 mph.  At the University of Utah, east winds are gusting into the teens on upper campus (lower campus at this time was less breezy).  Finally, the mouth of Parley's and Millcreek area is seeing gusts over 20 mph. 

Source: MesoWest
Additionally, through about 7 AM, here are some minimum temperatures from other areas based on data collected by MesoWest:

Spruces: -7˚F
Alta Base: -3˚F
Hidden Peak: -9˚F
Solitude Base: -9˚F
Kimball Junction: -9˚F
Swanson's/North Fork: -1˚F
Peter Sinks: -32˚F
Randolph: -16˚F

Bundle up.  

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