Monday, May 9, 2016

Quick Hail Storm


Quick and heavy hail storm in Salt Lake just moments ago...

The crane on campus switched directions, a sure sign that the gust front just passed

And down came the hail!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Downslope windstorm


Another downslope wind storm north of Salt Lake City is underway. Easterly winds cascade down the Wasatch front like a waterfall and knocks down trees, power lines, and blows away trampolines. Check out these wind gusts at Lagoon amusement park, over 70 mph! Earlier it gusted more than 80 mph!!

Years ago I heard that the Sky Scraper Ferris wheel was built to withstand hurricane force wind. These storms are the reason why!

Incredible cloud over Centerville (from Twitter)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring Downpour and Waiting for a Train

FrontRunner trains were delayed yesterday afternoon. There were lots of people waiting in the rain at Murray Station.
Finally, the train came. Standing room only.

Murray Station at the red star
The storm was moving southeast. While skies to the east were dark, the skies in the near west were clear and sunny! This neat picture of the hospital shows the sunny reflection in the windows with the dark skies in the background.





The Mountain Meteorology Lab camera captured a nice rainbow.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Salt Lake City Dust, April 22, 2015

Strong winds on April 22, 2015 stirred up a lot of blowing dust this afternoon and evening. 

PM 2.5 concentration

Air Temperature

Wind Speed/Direction