Tomer’s Take: A panhandle hooker storm system continues to slide through CO/NM then it becomes a Northeast storm system. The Western pattern then shifts. The jet moves north and higher pressures build across the Pacific and West Coast. Two additional storm systems might deliver big totals to the Northeast on 1/22-1/23 and 1/24-1/25.
Wolf Creek, CO is reporting another 16 inches in 24 hours and 52 inches in 4 days.
A note on Mammoth Mountain. Their season total measured at the Main Lodge is 378″ with of course more at the summit.
My forecast video 1/18:
Forecast jet stream valid 1/27. Notice the high pressure ridge over CA and parts of the Pacific. The storm track runs into the PNW, BC, MT, WY, CO.
Early February Pattern
Below is the EPS forecast atmospheric pressure anomalies (mid atmosphere) valid 2/1/2023.
The pattern continues to favor the West/PNW/Northern tier for snow and cold.
Forecast radar/satellite valid 1/18-1/23.
Forecast snow totals (inches) valid 1/18-1/20.
Forecast snow totals (inches) valid 1/21-1/27.
Forecast snow totals (inches) valid 1/18-1/27. Three total storm systems possible. 1) 1/19-1/20, 2) 1/22-1/23, 3) 1/24-1/25.