Winter in the Wasatch. A Little Info on the Greatest Snow on Earth!. Dina Freedman KSL Meteorologist. Introduction. Utah is known for the “Greatest Snow on Earth” Light and fluffy Tons of snow Awesome Scenery and Mtns. It’s not super cold All around great for winter sports.
A Little Info on the Greatest Snow on Earth!
Can anyone guess the most snow in 24 hours at Alta?
55.5’’ Jan 5-6 1994
I.E. it’s not the same amount of snow on every peak or area
Alta is favored for snow in 700 mb NW flow
Park city gets mores snow during SW and WNW flowSnows and Flows
A lot of people say that because of the GSL, that’s the reason for the great snow in the Wasatch, this is a contributor but not the main factor
We frequently have the right amount of moisture at the right temperatures to form low density snow!
Drawing Time about Cold Air, storm movement and layers
TEMPERATURES INSIDE THE CLOUDS!
The dendrites are forming and have a lower density, these are better for skiing on!
However, last year Solitude had about as much snow as Alta
Time for drawing!!!