Snow forecast next 8 days: Atmospheric river delivers

I started this Saturday off with a fantastic workout in the Foothills of Colorado. This time I was greeted my much colder temps and an inch of snow on parts of the trail. I also bumped into my friend Justin Becker and we finished the trail run together. Great seeing and chatting with him!

Forecasting delight.

Atmospheric River

Tomer’s Take

  • A weak to moderate intensity atmospheric river (AR) continues to deliver heavy snow (25-40 inches) to the high volcanoes and high Cascades of the Pacific Northwest today and tapers-off on Sunday.
  • This AR then slides south and nails California’s High Sierra.
  • The key elevation looks to be 5000′. Stay above that for several feet of snow accumulation 12/12-12/14.
  • This storm system then breaks loose and delivers 1-2 feet of snow accumulation to parts of Utah and Colorado 12/14-12/15.
  • In Colorado, I like the Western Slope ski areas (again) for the most snow accumulation 12/14-12/15.
  • Idaho, SW Montana, and Wyoming all get snow as well.

Here’s my forecast video with more analysis and two-timeframe snow forecast the West.

Tomer 12/11/2021 mountain weather forecast.

4 thoughts on “Snow forecast next 8 days: Atmospheric river delivers

  1. Nathan Mcnary

    Keep it coming Chris ! You were spot on with the 24″ triangle!!! I was at 11,000 feet on Friday cloud 9 on Aspen Highlands. I’ve lived here my whole life and it’s been a long time since I’ve seen snow like that! We need it. Thanks Chris your awesome

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