Strong wind returns 5/8-5/15

Tomer’s Take:

  • A minor storm system is spinning through the Intermountain West this morning with rain and snow.
  • A larger storm system and dip in the jet stream is waiting in the Gulf of Alaska. This will drive the pattern across the West between 5/8-5/15. Some places get snow while others get mainly wind.
  • The bulk of snow 5/8-5/15 falls in CA, ID, MT, WY, and northern UT.

Infrared satellite shows the storm track and large low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska.

Infrared satellite 5/4/2022 5am.

A large dip in the jet stream and atmospheric pressure anomalies occur across the West 5/8-5/15.

Forecast atmospheric pressure anomalies valid 5/12/2022, GFS interpretation.

Wind Gust Forecast

Forecast (MPH)5/85/95/105/11
Crestone Needle60757575
Quandary Peak45604055
Mount Sneffels65757075
Kings Peak65605555
Wheeler Peak55605050
Mount Whitney80553035

Snow Forecast


Inches of total snow 5/4-5/13.

2 thoughts on “Strong wind returns 5/8-5/15


    Chris- what our your thoughts of winds on Humphreys peak? We are flying from out east to climb it Tuesday 5/10 but may have to modify our plans a bit to climb it later in the week


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