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.
This is an incredible accomplishment...modern space exploration at its finest!
This technology will considerably decrease the cost of sending objects to earths orbit. what thus means for the weather community is that those millions of dollars saved can be invested in satellite technology.
MDL is the National Weather Service Meteorological Development Laboratory and has developed a unified terrain data set that is used in weather forecast issued by NWS. As I understand, the unified terrain data set was upgraded, but the size of the Great Salt Lake was blown up! The lake really isn't that big. This is bad because a large lake effects the weather around Salt Lake in a variety of ways. We've seen a large lake impacts the amount of CAPE near the Great Salt Lake. This could mean the models are more likely to incorrectly forecast thunderstorms. Also, a large lake would effect forecasted lake breezes and possibly lake effect precipitation. Hopefully this issue will be fixed soon.