Snow and wind through the weekend

Tomer’s Take

  • Western storm cycle concludes with a strong, windy, and slower moving storm system.
  • High to Extreme wildfire risk precedes this storm system.
  • Wind gusts could reach 100mph with blowing dust. A dust layer is possible on the snowpack.
  • After 4/24 the pattern shifts. The storm track moves into PNW and turns more tranquil across the Intermountain West with high pressure rebuilding.

Infrared satellite shows the storm track and powerful Pacific storm system lined-up through 4/24.

Infrared satellite 4/20/2022 5am.

Wind Gust Forecast

Gust (MPH)4/204/214/224/23
Crestone Peak55459060
Quandary Peak45305555
Kings Peak35505550
Wheeler Peak50306550
Mount Whitney55605030
Grand Teton45353035

After 4/24

High pressure rebuilds across the Intermountain West. The storm track and low pressure anomalies shift to the PNW.

Forecast pressure anomalies valid 4/26/2022, GFS interpretation.

Snow Forecast


Inches of total snow 4/20-4/24.


Inches of total snow 4/25-4/29.

6 thoughts on “Snow and wind through the weekend

  1. Davis Rice

    Do you think this has been a particularly windy spring? I am debating if my memory of the past spring’s peak bagging missions are clouded by the joys, or if this year really has been significantly windier. I appreciate your forecasting and vlog a bunch!


    1. christomer Post author

      Thanks, Davis! Yes, it’s been abnormally windy. The blueprint is La Nina driving the jet stream pattern and concurrent wind. La Nina stays in place all of Spring and Summer.

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