Category: Skiing

Nor` Easter forecast; Western high pressure

Tomer’s Take The atmospheric pattern through the end of January favors the Northeast for cold and snow. The West continues to be dominated by high pressure. Minor amounts of snow will hit British Columbia and Montana. When will this change? The high could stay locked-in through the end of January with only minor cold fronts […]

Snow forecast next 8 days

Tomer’s Take The West is largely dominated by high pressure. A few small cold fronts will sneak through the eastern periphery through 1/23 with minor snow accumulation in MT, WY, UT, and CO. Ski the Northeast this Sunday-Monday with a Nor` Easter on tap. When will this pattern change for the Intermountain West? It could […]

New to CO: Avalanche transceiver detection via helicopter

Highlights New beacon technology installed on select Flight for Life helicopters can now be used to locate missing people wearing avalanche transceivers. “This technology is another tool in our toolbox,” says Dale Atkins of Alpine Rescue Team. The helicopter beacon can detect any avalanche transceiver on the market today (at 457kHz). Alpine Rescue Team, Loveland […]

High pressure with a wrinkle

Tomer’s Take A cold front sneaks through the eastern periphery of this Western high pressure on Friday 1/14. This fast-moving cold front delivers light snow accumulation to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado on Friday 1/14. Then it’s back to dry weather for a week. The most active weather occurs in British Columbia and at times WA. […]

The Sunrise of Life

My good friend Ryan Kushner sent me this outstanding sunrise video from Monday morning on the 14,265′ summit of Quandary Peak, CO. I’ve climbed mountains with Ryan for 16 years. He’s climbed all over the world including G2, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Denali, and South America. I’m sure Ryan has something big planned soon! Tomer’s Take A […]

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 […]

Snow forecast next 8 days across the West

Tomer’s Take Reversal of fortune for the West after a 2-4 week solid storm cycle. Splitting jet stream and high pressure builds in through 1/18 with only minor fronts. Warmer and drier than normal in CA, UT, WY, CO, NM. Potential break in the pattern by 1/19 or later. The best snow with an active […]

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 […]