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Date: 11/10/12 22:13
FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: F40PHR231

Two days ago it was 70° and sunny in Utah. Now, due to the front bringing cold air, moisture from the Great Salt Lake has caused "lake effect" snowfall in the Ogden-SLC-Provo area. It's been interesting watching the Doppler radar showing moisture appearing over the lake and dissipating not far past the Wasatch Mountains.

1) FrontRunner at Farmington Station on Thursday.

2) It snowed all of Friday, and there was a break until late this afternoon.

3) A close-up of the locomotive and snowfall.








Date: 11/10/12 22:17
Re: FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: F40PHR231

4) The platforms remained clear for the most part, but the sidewalks and roads have already accumulated a couple inches in the last few hours.

5) A good example of how much has snowed in the last two days.

6) Union Pacific freight trains continue to run despite someone running into one of their trains earlier. I-15 on the other hand, was closed in Bountiful due to multiple wrecks.

These are exciting times for those anxious to hit the slopes at Snowbird or Park City!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/12 22:31 by F40PHR231.








Date: 11/10/12 22:20
Re: FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: IC_2024

Some very well done images... esp like the nose of the unit in the snow! Thanks for sharing!



Date: 11/11/12 00:28
Re: FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: LongSPeak

Very nice images. Thanks for braving the elements! We got snow from that front here in Colorado on Saturday, after it was in the upper 70's last week.



Date: 11/11/12 04:13
Re: FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: pummer

I love that second shot... very cool!



Date: 11/11/12 05:30
Re: FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: rrhistorian

Does UTA have any heated platforms on its commuter or light rail system?



Date: 11/11/12 16:20
Re: FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: F40PHR231

rrhistorian Wrote:
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> Does UTA have any heated platforms on its commuter
> or light rail system?


Not that I know of.



Date: 11/11/12 17:03
Re: FrontRunner in "lake effect" snow
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Love your photos, especially the one of the
front of the locomotive with the snow coming
down. Brrrr!! Thanks very much for braving
the elements for these great photos!



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