Tag: California

Update: Wet June Forecast

Tomer’s Take: May and now June are wetter than normal across parts of the West. I’m forecasting wetter than normal conditions through June 15 then the pattern gradually returns to ‘normal’ precipitation late June. The effects are more pronounced June 20-30 just before the seasonal Monsoon. Precipitation Last 30 Days Percentage of average valid 5/5-6/3: […]

Update: June Looks Wet

Tomer’s Take: I’m forecasting above normal early to mid June precipitation for most of the West with a powerful Subtropical Jet Stream. But, what above mid to late June? Data points to drier air for a few states including CO, WY, NM, AZ. Rich Flow with Subtropical Jet Valid 6/10: This is not normal for […]

Foot of snow in Colorado; Monsoon-esque Flow 5/14-5/15

Tomer’s Take: A foot of snow has fallen above 10,000ft in parts of Colorado including Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area. 4-day rain totals in Denver now exceed four inches! What’s next? This storm system exits Colorado but a new push of moisture is likely 5/14-5/15. It resembles a Monsoon flow normally seen in July-August. […]

Colorado Soaker and Snow Inbound 5/10-5/12

Tomer’s Take: A wet Spring storm system delivers severe thunderstorms to Colorado on 5/10 then heavy rain and mountain snow through 5/12. Forecast Freezing Level Colorado’s Central Mountain Zone, Daily Max/Min: 4/9: 14,400’/12300′ 4/10: 13800’/11200′ 4/11: 10500’/9000′ 4/12: 11000’/9200′ 4/13: 12500’/11200′ Forecast Pattern Forecast jet stream valid 5/10. Notice the dip supporting an area of […]

Weekend Update: Wind, Freezing Level, Snow

Tomer’s Take: I’m forecasting three Spring storm systems for the West through 5/12. Snow accumulations at higher elevations with high snow levels. Then high pressure builds in through 5/20. A couple inches of new snow fell high in the Wasatch. There is some additional snow in my forecast. Wasatch Snow Timeline: late 5/5-5/7, late 5/8, […]

Forecast Freezing Levels, Wind, & Snow

Tomer’s Take: I’m forecasting two storm systems (and maybe a third) across the West through 5/11. High freezing levels will temper snow accumulation. Then high pressure builds in 5/12-5/18 with a big Spring surge of heat. Gorgeous day at Alta, UT, but I do have snow in my forecast along with high freezing levels/melting. Forecast […]

Weekend Mountain Weather Forecast

Tomer’s Take: Transition to Spring is now in full swing. There’s still a little snow in the extended forecast between 5/2-5/5. Loveland Ski Area is reporting 5 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. Beautiful view this morning from the Divide! Air temps at 12k are around 10 degrees F this morning. Forecast […]

Fast Snow 4/27, Forecast Wind, Freezing Level

Tomer’s Take: A fast-moving storm system will race through Colorado late on 4/27 lingering into early 4/28. Then high pressure builds into the Intermountain West through 5/6. Forecast Wind Gusts Quandary Peak, CO: 4/27: 45mph 4/28: 40mph 4/29: 35mph 4/30: 30mph Mount Bierstadt, CO 4/27: 50mph 4/28: 40mph 4/29: 35mph 4/30: 35mph Mount Superior, UT: […]

Fast Moving Storm System 4/27; Freezing Level, Wind

Tomer’s Take: A fast-moving storm system drops south from Canada through MT, WY, CO, and NM on 4/27. Then high pressure builds in until 5/4 when another storm system arrives. Forecast Freezing Level Wasatch, Daily Max/Min: 4/26: 10300’/9400′ 4/27: 10800’/9200′ 4/28: 12500’/9400′ 4/29: 13300’/12600′ Colorado’s Central Mountain Zone, Daily Max/Min: 4/26: 10300’/7000′ 4/27: 11300’/7200′ 4/28: […]

Juicy CO Storm System 4/25-4/26; 2nd Storm 4/27-4/28

Tomer’s Take: Forecast track of juicy low has shifted south a few miles. That will shift the heaviest snow totals south. Looking at about a foot of snow above 6,000ft for areas Divide-East, Foothills, Palmer Divide, Pikes Peak district, Wet Mountains, South Park, Southern CO. 2nd fast-moving storm system drops north to south on 4/27 […]