Big powder next few days across the West

Tomer’s Take

  • Best snow occurs through 1/8 across the West then higher pressures build.
  • Bulk of accumulation in Utah occurs on 1/5 and 1/8.
  • Bulk of accumulation in Colorado occurs on 1/5, 1/6, and 1/8.
  • 1-3 feet in the Pacific Northwest through 1/7.

Water vapor satellite reveals a powerful northwest flow oriented jet stream and moisture flow.

Water vapor satellite and storm track 1/5/2022 5am.

High Pressure

Higher pressures build in after this storm cycle across the West. Snow amounts will drop off dramatically.

Pressure anomalies (500mb) valid 1/10/2022, GFS interpretation.

Snow Forecast

Let’s look at my snow forecast in two time-periods.


Inches of total snow 1/5-1/8.


Inches of total snow 1/9-1/13.

Drilling down, here’s my snow plume forecast for Jackson Hole, WY:

Inches of total snow.


A powerful jet stream rakes the high peaks next few days then wind relaxes around 1/9.

Forecast wind gusts (MPH).

For more analysis please watch my forecast video: