Monday, March 30, 2009

Solstice Storm Cycle: 96" and Counting!

On March 21, Alta's spring solstice arrived draped in bright robes of blue skies and warm temps. But what a difference a day makes.

Twenty-four hours later, winter was back in business with 9.5" of new snow, kicking off the most potent and prolific storm cycle of the year.

Eight days later, we've received 96" (8 feet!) of snow delivered by three storms in rapid succession. It's still dumping from storm number three, with two more significant storms lined up for the week ahead, one Tuesday-Wednesday and one Thursday-Friday.

What more is there to say? Here are the stats:

Date ......... 24 Hour New Snow..... Season Cumulative Snowfall

3/30/09 .....................22.5"+.......................... 541.5"

3/29/09 .....................6.5" ............................. 519.0"

3/26/09 .....................11.0" ........................... 512.5"

3/25/09 .....................19.5" ............................501.5"

3/24/09 ..................... 9.0" ............................482.0"

3/23/09 .....................18.0" .......................... 473.0"

3/22/09 .....................9.5" ............................ 455.0"

Just shoveled last night, the snow on the Alta Lodge deck is already over the railings!

So fly, run, walk, or hop in the car--just get to Alta!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to come out there in March!