April snow keeps coming

Tomer’s Take

  • Two storm systems follow a powerful jet stream and deliver heavy snow to parts of the West through 4/24.
  • California’s UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab is reporting a few feet of snow in the last 7 days.
  • The first storm system is smaller and takes a more northern track and only brushes UT and CO.
  • The second storm is larger and hits UT and CO with bigger impacts.
  • What happens after 4/24? Pacific North American Pattern (PNA) turns neutral and the Intermountain West turns more tranquil. PNW gets most of the action.

Water vapor satellite shows the storm track hitting the West Coast and storm systems lined-up.

Water vapor satellite 4/19/2022 6am, Red/orange = drier air aloft.

Western Snowpack

We’re ending the season with an active storm track. Many places need it, badly.

NRCS Snowpack Survey (SWE).

Wind Gust Forecast

Gusts (MPH)4/194/204/214/22
Crestone Peak60605085
Quandary Peak50453545
Kings Peak50355545
Wheeler Peak60553565
Mount Whitney75406540
Grand Teton50403020

Snow Forecast


Inches of total snow 4/19-4/24.


Inches of total snow 4/25-4/28.

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