Snow forecast next 8 days

Tomer’s Take:

  • La Nina continues to anchor the pattern across the West through mid-May. It’s the strongest April/May La Nina since 1999.
  • I’m expecting above normal levels of wind, snow, and rain.
  • Across the Intermountain West, a larger dip in the jet stream and trough of low pressure still possible 5/8-5/13.
  • Conditions might ease the 2nd half of May.

Infrared satellite shows the active storm track and larger low pressure sitting in the Gulf of Alaska. This becomes the dominate force through 5/13.

Infrared satellite 5/3/2022, 6am.

5/8-5/13

Falling pressures are still possible with a dip in the jet stream between 5/8-5/13. Uncertainty remains high regarding precipitation placement. Of higher certainty is strong wind. A trough of this size would deliver abnormally strong wind across the Intermountain West.

Atmospheric pressure anomalies valid 5/9/2022, GFS interpretation.

Wind Gust Forecast 5/8-5/11

Forecast (MPH)5/85/95/105/11
Crestone Peak75857585
Quandary Peak50555060
Mount Wilson60656575
Wheeler Peak50555050
Kings Peak60455555
Mount Whitney65553035

Snow Forecast

5/3-5/12:

Inches of total snow 5/3-5/12.

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