Saturday, January 12, 2013

Upside-down snow storm.

It snowed for about 40 hours here in Salt Lake.  That’s unusual for us, but even more unusual was where the snow fell.

The weather people are calling it an “upside-down” snow storm.  Overall, the valleys got more snowfall than the mountain ski resorts.

I got 18” (46cm).    The benches in Bountiful got 34” (86cm) and the benches in Salt Lake got up around 2’ (61cm).

The ski resorts got less.  Snowbasin topped it off with 19” (48cm), the only one that got more snow than I did.  Snowbird got 17” (43cm), Brighton 13” (33cm) and Alta and Solitude a whopping 10” (25cm).

That’s very unusual.  We’ve had winters where the ski resorts get pummeled with snow, and the city sees mostly rain.  And frankly, I like it better that way.  Good for the tourism, much better for driving around the city.

Although, it has made me happy I bought the Wrangler.  Getting around has been slow, but not white knuckle driving like it would have been in the old Fords.

And, even with a foot and a half of snow, I been able to get in and out of my long, uphill driveway without having to shovel it at all.

Now, that’s good.

5 comments:

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow! NICE!! now that's a lot of snow.
maybe you could send some cooler weather over this way, as today it was EIGHTY in north florida!!

after seeing all that fluffy white stuff...maybe if i think COOL thoughts...it will come...

Max Sartin said...

Laura, I would love to send you some of our cold, and I'd be happy to have some of your heat. The warmest we're going to get in the next week is 23F (-5C), with a couple of nights with lows of 3F (-16C).

Lisa Shafer said...

Today's temp hasn't been anywhere near as bad as predicted, though. And I'm still glad we're not in Australia, where it's been over a hundred for days. Ugh. I'd rather shovel snow.

Karen S. said...

Wow, Max this is really cool, it reminds me so much of a Minnesota snow storm! Nothing could be sweet than soft pure white snow and a vehicle that rides it well! Lucky you!

Lisa Shafer said...

Okay, TODAY it's cold. brrrr...