Category: Snow

Powder Christmas for many; Major storm cycle

Tomer’s Take Major storm cycle through 12/31 with 4-5 different storm systems rotating through California into UT, ID, MT, WY, and CO. Grand totals will be in feet. Major avalanche cycle in the backcountry if this verifies. Look at the size of the trough developing off the West Coast. It’s huge and will run 3+ […]

Major storm cycle for the West

Tomer’s Take Data is pointing towards a major storm cycle setting up from 12/23-1/1 across the West. 3-5 large storm systems possible. All storm systems will rotate through a major trough of low pressure and prolonged dip in the jet stream. Atmospheric pressures could run 3+ standard deviations below the 30-year average into 1/1/2022. Feet […]

Powder Christmas for the West

Tomer’s Take Active storm track with 2-3 different storm systems through 12/26 for the West. California gets a weak to moderate intensity atmospheric river. Several feet of accumulation by 12/26 at mid-mountain elevations and higher. Widespread 1-2 foot totals at UT, WY, ID, and CO ski areas by 12/26. Current setup: Notice the large low […]

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 through Christmas

Tomer’s Take It’s a powder Friday in Utah’s Wasatch with 6-13″ new in the last 24 hours. Light to moderate snow continues in the Tetons through Friday night. Light snow accumulation in the Central and Northern Mountains of Colorado on Friday. 3 storm systems lined-up for the West Coast through Christmas with heavy snow accumulation […]

Active storm track through Christmas across the West

Tomer’s Take I’m forecasting 3-4 different storm systems through Christmas for California’s High Sierra from Shasta to Tahoe to Mammoth. Two of the storm systems next week could have atmospheric river influence. I’m forecasting three different storm systems through Christmas for the Pacific Northwest. A storm system could hit the Intermountain West (ID, UT, WY, […]

Active pattern through Christmas; Snow forecast next 8 days

Tomer’s Take Storm systems are lined-up in the Pacific for the next 8-10 days. The storm track stays active into Christmas across the West Coast. The atmospheric river storm system continues Tuesday in California’s High Sierra then it slides into ID, UT, WY, MT, and CO with moderate to heavy snow accumulation and very strong […]

Two storm systems this week with big totals

Tomer’s Take Atmospheric River (AR) continues in California’s High Sierra through 12/14. This storm system then breaks loose and delivers moderate to heavy snow accumulation to ID, WY, MT, UT, and CO 12/14-12/15. In Colorado, the biggest totals occur in the Southern Mountains and Western Slope ski areas. A second smaller, faster moving storm system […]

Big snow totals this week; atmospheric river delivers

Tomer’s Take Another 1-2 feet in the Pacific Northwest as the atmospheric river (AR) continues into Monday. The AR then sinks south into California’s High Sierra with 40-70 inch totals 12/12-12/14 from Shasta to Tahoe to Mammoth. The biggest totals will be above 5,000′. The higher the better. That storm system then breaks loose and […]