Category: Fall Color

High mountain snow likely in Colorado this weekend

Tomer’s Take: A series of cold fronts deliver colder air and snow accumulation above treeline Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Colorado. Below treeline precipitation stays rain. Snow accumulation is possible in all mountain zones above treeline. Some of the biggest totals might occur in the San Juan Mountains. Air temps in the mountains will gradually […]

October snow forecast; Fall color update

Tomer’s Take: Two active periods for mountain snow are possible regulated by a ridge of high pressure. Two active periods slightly favor Western Slope zones for higher totals. Best accumulation will occur at higher elevations with melting in-between. Peak Fall color in Colorado is running behind schedule in some mountain zones. My full Winter Forecast […]

Merbok takes aim at Alaska; Weekend events in Colorado

Tomer’s Take: Remnants from Typhoon Merbok to bring 50ft seas and 70mph wind gusts to Alaska. In Colorado, remnants from Kay and a jet streak keep rain/snow and gusty wind going in the Central and Northern Mountain zones 9/15-9/17. Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon and Run Rabbit Run events occur this weekend. Current Setup Water vapor satellite […]

Snowy period ahead for the West

Tomer’s Take 3-4 different April storm systems will slide across the West through 4/19 with significant grand total snowfall at mid and higher elevations. This will put the brakes on the Spring melt while adding new snow accumulation to mid and higher elevations. Bulk of snow timeline: Wasatch: 4/11-4/13, 4/16-4/17 Tetons: 4/10-4/14, 4/16-4/17 Colorado Zones: […]

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 […]

Fall Color 2021

Peak fall color in Colorado’s mountains is on a “normal schedule”. It should occur the last two weeks of September and first week of October. Last year, extreme drought forced peak color earlier than normal. Aspen trees were stressed and some leaves dropped early. Take a look at the photo below from Grand Lake. It […]