It might not seem like it right now, but most years, Utah deserves its reputation as host-state to the best snow in the world. In a new book, local meteorologist and avid skier Jim Steenburgh investigates just what makes our powder so spectacular and the region’s weather so unique. Yes, the Great Salt Lake has something to do with it, but there’s much more to it than that, including something called “Golidlocks Storms.” Steenburgh joins us Thursday to divulge the secrets of the greatest snow on earth.
Jim Steenburgh is a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Utah. He maintains a blog about mountain weather and snowstorms called Wasatch Weather Weenies. His new book is called Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah's Wasatch Mountains and Around the World [Amazon|Indiebound].