Author: christomer

Weekend storm system

A storm system currently over the Pacific Ocean will move into the West Coast/PNW then into the Intermountain West between Friday-Saturday. Right now this storm system appears minor for most ski areas with a few exceptions. A minor cold front is currently racing through Colorado. Snow amounts across the Central and Northern Mountains are light, […]

Too warm, little snow: More ski resorts delay opening

Northstar at Tahoe and Heavenly Ski Resort are both pushing back opening dates. Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw/Alpine) opened early, then closed, and will re-open November 24. In Colorado, Steamboat will delay opening until November 27. The common thread? A lack of low-elevation snow and warmer than normal temperatures. Base elevations at all three resorts run […]

Weekend snow chances

A windy, moisture-starved, and fast-moving cold front is currently racing through Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and into Colorado. I’m forecasting minor snow accumulation (or zero) for most ski areas. Notice the weekend storm system over the Pacific on the satellite image above. The jet stream ushers that low pressure into the West this weekend. Overall, it’s […]

Snow forecast this week: Two cold fronts

The heaviest snow continues to fall in the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and western Alberta. Sunshine Village is reporting a foot of new snow in the last 48 hours. The storm system currently hitting the PNW will send a cold front south into the lower 48 on Tuesday-Wednesday. It’s a fast-moving, moisture starved cold front. […]

Kettlebells and Forecasts

I started Sunday morning with a kettlebell workout. Simple and effective! Just the way I like it. For the last 12 months i’ve consistently tried to record these 3-5minute mountain weather forecast videos each day. The feedback has been positive so i’ll keep doing them. If you find them valuable please subscribe to my YouTube […]

Mountain weather update 11/13

The storm track this weekend continues to favor the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and western Alberta. That’s where the heaviest precipitation will accumulate. Snow levels will initially get pushed up high to 8,000′ then fall as colder air filters in. Rain/Snow line for Whistler/Blackcomb this weekend. Freezing Level (FT) 11/13 11/14 11/15 Whistler/Blackcomb 3600′ 8000′ […]

Snow forecast next 8 days 11/12

The hot spot this weekend is the Pacific Northwest for heaviest precipitation with only light snowfall across the Intermountain West. Notice on the satellite image where the blue/green clouds are located: PNW and British Columbia. Red/orange colors represent drier areas. A large dome of high pressure will shield California from any significant snow over the […]

Snow continues in Colorado 11/11: NW Flow

Another 6 inches fell at Loveland Ski Area with more on the way. I’m forecasting this northwest flow through Friday morning across the Central and Northern Mountain zones of Colorado. In Colorado this NW Flow is magical. It’s early season but it’s still having an impact. I’m forecasting additional snow accumulation through Friday. In the […]

Lingering NW Flow 11/10

The primary storm system exits Colorado on Wednesday. Behind this storm system the mid-level atmospheric wind shifts and blows from the northwest. Right now this looks like a minor northwest flow 11/11/-11/12 through Idaho, Wyoming, at times northern Utah, and the Central and Northern Mountains of Colorado. In the Pacific Northwest, a storm system delivers […]

Mountain weather update 11/9

Snow levels started high around 9,000ft at Tahoe and Mammoth but have now fallen to about 6,000ft. I’m forecasting 4-12 inches mid-mountain at the ski areas. This storm system will then push rain/snow into Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado on Tuesday through Wednesday. Snow levels start high around 7,500ft in Utah and Colorado before falling to […]