Tag: Atmospheric River

Snow forecast through 3/21

Tomer’s Take: High rain/snow line continues in CA. Next atmospheric river (AR) surge arrives late 3/13-3/15. Looking down the road, another storm system hits the West 3/19-3/21 with colder air. My mountain weather forecast video 3/12: Forecast Tahoe Rain/Snow Line 3/12: Up to 7100′ 3/13: Up to 7400′ 3/14: Up to 8400′ 3/15: Up to […]

Two Atmospheric River Surges through 3/16

Tomer’s Take: Two moderate to strong intensity atmospheric river (AR) surges are possible through 3/16 generating deep snow bullseyes. Current Setup Infrared satellite shows an active northern jet branch loaded with areas of low pressure. Forecast Pattern Forecast jet stream valid 3/11. The Pineapple Express in full swing. The flow nails the Sierra like a […]

Atmospheric River and big totals through 3/15

Tomer’s Take: Deep snow bullseyes are likely through 3/15 with a return of a moderate (to strong) atmospheric river 3/10-3/12. 9-day grand totals of 80-90 inches across the Sierra, and 36-40 inches across parts of the Wasatch. Kirkwood is reporting 19 inches in the last 24 hours, and 34 inches in 48 hours. Palisades Tahoe […]

Atmospheric River might return

Tomer’s Take: Three storm systems are lined-up for the West through 3/14. Plus, a weak to moderate intensity atmospheric river (AR) is possible 3/10-3/12 with heavy snow accumulation. My snow bullseyes are the Sierra and Wasatch. Kirkwood is reporting 15″ in the last 24 hours. Mammoth Mountain is reporting 12-14″ in the last 24 hours. […]

Tuesday roundup 10/26

2-3 feet of snow fell at Tahoe ski areas. Impressive photos from Heavenly: This is from the primary impulse associated with the atmospheric river (AR). It’s now moving east through Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado with moderate to heavy snow accumulation at ski areas. The snow stake at Snowbird, UT shows about on 10″ of new […]

Closer look at this Atmospheric River: Snow levels, magnitude, impact on UT, CO, WY

The first moderate to strong atmospheric river (AR) of the season is on track for Central and Northern California. Let’s drill down on the details. The main surge hits California Sunday-Monday (10/24-25). It’s preceded by 1-2 smaller waves with high snow levels. TAHOE ZONE R/S LINE THR/FRI >10,000′ SAT 8,000′ SUN 6,000′ MON 6,000′ Tomer […]

Atmospheric river setting up for California

The first moderate to strong atmospheric river (AR) of this Fall/Winter is on the horizon for California between Sunday-Monday. You’ll also notice two weaker atmospheric river waves prior to Sunday-Monday. Forecast liquid precipitation totals are impressive through Tuesday. This moisture is what California needs after a bone-dry Summer, but the downside is that it almost […]