Category: Hiking/Mountaineering

Waiting game for the West

Tomer’s Take A weak to moderate intensity atmospheric river continues in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia through 1/13 then ends. I’m forecasting zero snowfall in CA and UT through 1/20. Large high pressure dome dominates the West and Intermountain West through 1/20 with a couple minor fronts. Waiting game: when will the high pressure […]

Reversal of fortune for the West; atmospheric river PNW

Tomer’s Take Reversal of fortune for the West after 2-3 solid weeks of back to back active storm cycles. Large dome of high pressure building across the Intermountain West through 1/15. A warmer and drier than normal 6 day period for CO, UT, WY, MT, ID, NM, and CA as a split jet develops over […]

Snow forecast next 8 days across the West

Tomer’s Take Final storm system of this cycle. Then high pressure builds. Drier, warmer period 1/9-1/14 for the Intermountain West. Pattern might change after 1/14. Notice the storm track and lurking high pressure dome on the water vapor satellite image. High Pressure A ridge of high pressure builds 1/9-1/14 across the Intermountain West. When does […]

Powder day! One more storm system then high pressure

Tomer’s Take It’s a powder day in the Wasatch, Tetons, and the Central & Northern Mountains of Colorado. Parts of the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre in Wyoming received 30 inches or more. There’s one more storm system sliding down the jet stream between Friday-Saturday for ID, MT, WY, UT, and CO. Then high pressure […]

Snow then high pressure for the West

Tomer’s Take Periods of heavy snow through 1/7 for the PNW with 2-3 additional storm systems. Then high pressure builds for a few days. Jet stream shifts south through 1/8 and pushes heavy snow into ID, MT, WY, northern UT, and the Central & Northern Mountain zones of Colorado. Then high pressure builds 1/9-1/13. Totals […]

Big snow totals Christmas week across the West

I took the skis for a walk early this Saturday morning. It was my first time skinning this season. Snow coverage remains thin across the Front Range high peaks of Colorado. Colorado needs snow. Tomer’s Take 2-3 different storm systems lined-up for the West through Christmas. A large dip in the jet stream might develop […]

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 […]

Powder weekend and atmospheric river into next week

Tomer’s Take The forecast for 1-2 feet materialized across parts of Colorado and Utah. Weak to moderate atmospheric river hits Pacific Northwest Friday night-Saturday with 25-50 inches. Weak to moderate atmospheric river hits California’s High Sierra 12/12-12/14 with 40-80 inches. That storm system then breaks loose and hits Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, SW Montana, and Colorado […]

Snow and mountain weather next 8 days

Storm #2 delivered a few pockets of moderate snow accumulation including Crested Butte, Aspen Mountain, and Copper Mountain in Colorado. The main event for Utah and Colorado remains the 3rd storm system of the cycle. It’s currently exiting California and will move into Utah then Colorado between Thursday and Friday. On infrared satellite also notice […]