Category: Exercise

Monsoon preview this weekend

Tomer’s Take: A surge of pre-Monsoon season moisture hits Colorado Saturday-Monday. Normal Monsoon season runs July-August. The areas most affected are the Western Slope and Southern Mountains of Colorado. Precipitable water increases to 200% of June 30-year average values. Bottom line: plan on smaller weather windows. Expect mountain thunderstorms by 10am or earlier across the […]

La Nina continues into Summer

Water temperatures in the Equatorial South Pacific are running about 1.0C colder than normal. The latest forecast calls for water temps to stay colder than normal into Summer – through June-July-August. The blue bars in the graph below represent La Nina. Here’s a look at the model spread over time. We’ve been locked into La […]

Snow forecast this week

Tomer’s Take 1-2 minor cold fronts race through MT, WY, CO, NM between 1/24-1/26. Only glancing blows for UT, ID. Possible pattern change by 2/1 across the West with a more active storm track. 2-3 Alberta Clippers for the Northeast, lake effect, and possible larger weekend storm system. Enjoyed some backcountry skiing on Saturday. Cold […]

New to CO: Avalanche transceiver detection via helicopter

Highlights New beacon technology installed on select Flight for Life helicopters can now be used to locate missing people wearing avalanche transceivers. “This technology is another tool in our toolbox,” says Dale Atkins of Alpine Rescue Team. The helicopter beacon can detect any avalanche transceiver on the market today (at 457kHz). Alpine Rescue Team, Loveland […]

Snow forecast next 8 days: Atmospheric river delivers

I started this Saturday off with a fantastic workout in the Foothills of Colorado. This time I was greeted my much colder temps and an inch of snow on parts of the trail. I also bumped into my friend Justin Becker and we finished the trail run together. Great seeing and chatting with him! Atmospheric […]

Saturday trail run and forecast

I started this Saturday with a workout in the Foothills of Colorado. Ran into good friend Justin Becker and we ended up finishing the trail run together while chatting about mountaineering and this bulletproof area of high pressure. “When will this pattern change? We need snow.” Justin is a great athlete and human being. He […]

Weekend update and Thanksgiving week forecast

I started Saturday with a workout in the Foothills of Colorado. The sunshine was glorious. I could see clouds and a wind signature to the west shrouding the high peaks and ski areas. This is a minor storm system for the ski areas of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. There are two additional storm systems over […]

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 […]

Saturday update 10/30

I enjoyed a sunny morning workout in the Foothills of Colorado. Look at that view! Wind was noticeable but it’s stronger in the high mountains above treeline 25-50mph thanks to an approaching cold front. We saw our first skier caught and carried by a small avalanche on Loveland Pass on Friday 10/29/2021. Wind loading has […]