Salt Lake Sites: Weather
The atmosphere is thin and the air is dry. Add to this combination a large inland lake, and you create world class skiing conditions, as well as a few slick roads.
The towering mountains make spectacular viewing. Inversions hold in the pollution. There is a lot to learn about the air above Salt Lake. The following are web sites concerned with meteorology, weather, road conditions and air quality in the Salt Lake Valley.
- U of U - Department of Meteorology (www.met.utah.edu)
The Department of meteorology has information on current weather, research, the study of weather and forecasts.
- National Weather Service - Weather Forecast Office Salt Lake City (www.wrh.noaa.gov)
The National Weather Service Office in Salt Lake provides information on current conditions and forecasts.
- Weather Satellite for Utah (wwwa.accuweather.com)
Accuweather shows the current satellite map for Utah.
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- Urban heat in Salt Lake City (science.msfc.nasa.gov)
This article has a heat map from NASA of Salt Lake City. Turns out, that during the summer, it is hotter in the valley than in the benches. The map is large, but very interesting.
- National Weather Service : Zone Forecast : Salt Lake And Toole Valleys, Utah (www.srh.noaa.gov)
National Weather Service at the Salt Lake International Airport. (which is pretty much the official weather reporting office for Salt Lake)
- Utah Air Quality Map (www.creativemethods.com)
This map shows grades for pollution in Utah.
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