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Lake-Effect Snow Storms Sometimes Need Mountains
2013-02-19 11:16:17

A pair of Utah researchers has found the topography around a lake can greatly influence the amount and range of a lake-effect snow event, according to a new study in the new journal Monthly Weather Review.

Image 1 - Doppler-on-Wheels Helps Researchers Study Western Snow Storms
2011-12-07 13:36:02

SCHUSS. The term for a straight, downhill ski run. In the land of the Greatest Snow on Earth--Utah--SCHUSS is also the moniker for storm-chasing, Old Man Winter-style.

Image 1 - Storm Chasers Of Utah
2011-11-11 04:35:05

A truck-mounted radar dish often used to chase Midwest tornadoes is getting a workout in Utah this month as University of Utah meteorologists use it to get an unprecedented look inside snow and rain storms over the Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains.

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2010-02-22 08:07:04

University of Utah scientists developed an easier way for meteorologists to predict snowfall amounts and density – fluffy powder or wet cement.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.