Fast NW Flow then pattern shifts

Tomer’s Take: A fast Northwest Flow (NWF) continues across the West then the pattern shifts south on/about 1/28 with snow returning to CA.

My forecast video 1/24:

Current Setup

Infrared satellite shows a high pressure ridge off the West Coast and NWF racing through the Northern Rockies.

Forecast Pattern

Forecast jet stream valid 2/2.

Active period 1/27-2/1.

Drier period 2/2-2/4.

Moisture returns on/after 2/4.

Forecast Timing

Forecast radar/satellite valid 1/24-1/29.

Forecast Totals

Forecast snow totals (inches) valid 1/24-1/26. Light totals with fast Northwest Flow.

Forecast snow totals (inches) valid 1/27-2/2. Bigger totals as entire pattern shifts south.

Forecast C+N CO snow totals (inches) valid 1/24-2/2.

Bulk of accumulation in Steamboat occurs 1/27-1/28 and 1/30-1/31.

Forecast snow plume for Jackson Hole, WY.

Forecast snow totals (inches) valid 1/24-2/2. Bulk of accumulation occurs 1/25-1/26.

2nd Storm System: 1/29-1/30.

3rd Possible Storm System: 2/1-2/2.

2 thoughts on “Fast NW Flow then pattern shifts

  1. Randall

    Going to be a POW day at Perfect North Slopes tomorrow! (probably at Paoli Peaks too)

    Even us mid-westerners get in on the fun without catching a plane every once in a while.


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