Category: Meteorology

Big end to 2021; Forecast into 2022

Tomer’s Take Final storm system merger underway for 2021 in UT, CO, NM, WY. Looking into 2022, the storm track shifts north to favor the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Banff area, ID, WY, MT. Plan on major snow accumulation of 25-60″ at Stevens Pass, Baker, Rainier, Whistler/Blackcomb, Timberline, and Bachelor. Then the jet stream shifts […]

Merger marks end of storm cycle; what’s next?

Tomer’s Take Merger of two different storm systems next 72 hours over 4-Corners marks the final piece of this historic storm cycle. Cold blast follows this merger. Brief break in the action across Intermountain West with small high pressure Sunday-Monday. Then next Pacific storm system hits the Intermountain West after 1/4. Grand total storm cycle […]

A look at New Year’s and Beyond

Tomer’s Take My forecast includes at least the partial merger of two storm systems over the 4-Corners between Thursday night and Saturday morning. Heavy snow in UT, CO, and NM between Thursday night-Saturday morning. In Colorado, the bullseye is Western Slope ski areas and San Juan ski areas. This final storm system will mark the […]

Merger possible New Year’s Eve

Tomer’s Take 2-3 additional storm systems lined-up through 1/2/2022 for the West. Merger possible between two storm systems near the 4-Corners 12/31-1/1. This would generate a larger, stronger storm system for UT, CO, NM, WY. My forecast is based on at least a partial merger. Crested Butte just hit 60″ in the last 5 days. […]

Storm cycle through New Year’s Day

Tomer’s Take 2-3 more storm systems lined-up for the West. Largest storm system and possible merger on New Year’s Eve/Day. Cold blast following this final storm system. The latest infrared satellite reveals the storm track with storm systems lined-up. Let’s look at the final storm systems of this cycle. There are two moving pieces. Pacific […]

Major storm cycle continues through New Year’s

Tomer’s Take 3-5 additional storm systems lined-up through 1/2/2022 for the West. Major additional snow totals measured in feet in CA, UT, WY, CO. 50-110mph wind gusts 12/26 across UT, CO, WY. Uncertainty New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day with potential major storm system merger over UT, WY, CO. Here’s the water vapor satellite […]

Bury the Butte: January 2017

I remember January 4-13, 2017 like it was yesterday. Over a roughly 10-day period the mountain town of Crested Butte received about 100″ of snow. That equated to about 10 inches of snow-water-equivalent. It was a one in 30-year storm cycle. It also included D4-scale avalanches. Most of the major basins in Colorado benefited from […]

Snow forecast through New Year’s

Tomer’s Take Additional big powder days ahead through 1/1/2022 for West. Major trough of low pressure remains in position over the eastern Pacific located just off the West Coast. Jet stream remains in prime position for the West through 1/1/2022. Big wind 50-100mph hits the snowpack of UT, WY, and CO on 12/26. Storm cycle […]

Major storm cycle on track

Tomer’s Take The first large storm system in the series is on track with big totals across the West. Cycle duration lasts through 1/1/2022. Widespread feet of grand total accumulation in the Wasatch, Tetons, and Western Slope ski areas of Colorado. Major avalanche cycle in the backcountry. Overall biggest grand totals through 1/1/2022 at Wolf […]

Focus on UT & CO: Snow forecast through New Year’s

Tomer’s Take The key timeframe is 12/23-1/1 for this major storm cycle. 3-5 different storm systems are lined-up for CA, UT, ID, MT, WY, and CO. Widespread grand totals by 1/1 measured in feet for the Sierra, Tetons, Wasatch, and Western Slope ski areas of Colorado. Major avalanche cycle for the backcountry. Wolf Creek, CO […]