Final CO/NM Snow 2/10, Shifting Storm Track With Heavy Snow Possible

Tomer’s Take: The final storm system of this impressive storm cycle concludes in CO/NM 2/10 with moderate to snow accumulation. Then the pattern shifts north 2/11-2/15 to favor PNW/BC/Northern Tier. Then it shifts back to the south 2/16-2/20 to favor CA/UT/WY/ID/CO/NM with heavy snow potential and a rich Pacific flow via strong Subtropical jet (atmospheric river a possibility).

Snow Timeline:

CA: 2/17-2/19.

WY: PM 2/12 – AM 2/13, PM 2/14-2/19.

CO: 2/10, 2/17-2/19.

UT: PM 2/15-2/19.

I skied Monarch Mountain on 2/9 and it was excellent. Cold with 6-8 inches of powder in the morning then the sun broke through in the afternoon.

My forecast video update:

Current Setup

Water vapor satellite shows the final storm system sliding through CO/NM 2/10.

A few different areas of energy are lined-up in the Northern Pacific waiting to ride the jet into the PNW/BC/Northern Tier 2/11-2/15.

Orange/red = Drier air aloft.

White/Blue/Green = Moisture aloft.

Forecast Radar & Satellite

Forecast Totals

Bulk of UT/CO snow is 2/17-2/19.


Snow: 2/13, 2/16.

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