Category: Meteorology

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 totals for the West next 5 days

Tomer’s Take Active jet stream with 3-4 storm systems for the PNW, B.C., ID, MT, and WY. Feet of total accumulation. Then, the storm track shifts south and hits northern Utah and the Central & Northern Mountains of Colorado with major snow accumulation (1/4-1/8). After 1/8, high pressure builds into the Intermountain West. The key […]