Last gasp of April

Tomer’s Take

  • One last storm major system through 4/24 for the Intermountain West then the pattern shifts favoring the PNW.
  • Precipitation starts as rain in many mountain valleys before changing to snow.

Infrared satellite shows the storm track and large Pacific storm system moving into California. The 2nd Pacific storm system takes a more northern track into the Gulf of Alaska and is part of the pattern change next week.

Infrared satellite 4/21/2022 5am.

Next Week

High pressure rebuilds next week across the Intermountain West. Lower pressure anomalies move to the PNW.

Forecast pressure anomalies valid 4/27/2022, GFS interpretation.

Wind Gust Forecast

Gust (MPH)4/214/224/234/24
Crestone Needle45855530
Quandary Peak35505530
Grand Teton40354030
Kings Peak55505030
Wheeler Peak35655035
Mount Whitney60453030

Snow Forecast


Inches of total snow 4/21-4/24.


Inches of total snow 4/25-4/30.