Category: La Nina

AR Surge 3/14 and Storm System 3/19

Tomer’s Take: Active jet pattern continues out West with another atmospheric river (AR) surge coming late 3/13 through early 3/15. This is followed by a storm system on 3/18-3/20. The Northeast could see two storm systems. My mountain weather forecast video 3/11: Current Setup Water vapor satellite shows the Pineapple Express in full swing. Forecast […]

Snow forecast through 3/19

Tomer’s Take: The current atmospheric river (AR) continues through 3/11 then fades. The 2nd moderate to strong intensity AR surge occurs 3/13-3/15. Beyond 3/15 there is one additional storm systems but it’s not AR related. Current Setup Water vapor satellite shows the Pineapple Express. Tahoe Rain/Snow Line 3/10: Up to 7,400′ 3/11: Up to 6,900′ […]

Pineapple Express, High Snow Levels, Deep Totals

Tomer’s Take: Two atmospheric river surges will push the rain/snow line to 7,000-8,500ft in the Sierra. The biggest snow totals occur above this level. Heavy overrun snowfall occurs in UT, CO, WY. Tahoe Rain/Snow Line 3/9: Up to 8500ft 3/10: Up to 8000ft 3/11: Up to 7100ft 3/12: Up to 7200ft 3/13: Up to 8000ft […]

Snow forecast through 3/17; Pineapple Express

Tomer’s Take: Big snow totals are likely through 3/17 with two different moderate to strong intensity atmospheric river surges. The Northeast gets a coastal storm system with heavy snow accumulation 3/13-3/15. Season Totals So Far: My Forecast: High chance that Palisades Tahoe overtakes Alta and Brighton by 3/18. Current Setup Water vapor satellite shows an […]

Two Atmospheric River Surges through 3/16

Tomer’s Take: Two moderate to strong intensity atmospheric river (AR) surges are possible through 3/16 generating deep snow bullseyes. Current Setup Infrared satellite shows an active northern jet branch loaded with areas of low pressure. Forecast Pattern Forecast jet stream valid 3/11. The Pineapple Express in full swing. The flow nails the Sierra like a […]

Atmospheric River and big totals through 3/15

Tomer’s Take: Deep snow bullseyes are likely through 3/15 with a return of a moderate (to strong) atmospheric river 3/10-3/12. 9-day grand totals of 80-90 inches across the Sierra, and 36-40 inches across parts of the Wasatch. Kirkwood is reporting 19 inches in the last 24 hours, and 34 inches in 48 hours. Palisades Tahoe […]

Atmospheric River might return

Tomer’s Take: Three storm systems are lined-up for the West through 3/14. Plus, a weak to moderate intensity atmospheric river (AR) is possible 3/10-3/12 with heavy snow accumulation. My snow bullseyes are the Sierra and Wasatch. Kirkwood is reporting 15″ in the last 24 hours. Mammoth Mountain is reporting 12-14″ in the last 24 hours. […]

Three storm systems through 3/13

Tomer’s Take: The jet stays active for the West through 3/13 with three different storm systems. My mountain weather forecast video 3/13: Current Setup Water vapor satellite shows a large trough of low pressure hitting the West Coast with 2-3 feet of snow for the Sierra and heavy accumulation for the Wasatch Front. Forecast Pattern […]

Snow forecast through 3/12

Tomer’s Take: Two storm systems will slide across the West through 3/12. I’m also forecasting excellent snow for the Northeast. Brighton, UT officially cracked 600″! Now sitting at 601″ for the season so far. Alta, UT is not far behind at 589″. Palisade Tahoe is currently at 539″. Solitude, UT is currently at 532″. Mammoth […]