Tag: Snow

New to CO: Avalanche transceiver detection via helicopter

Highlights New beacon technology installed on select Flight for Life helicopters can now be used to locate missing people wearing avalanche transceivers. “This technology is another tool in our toolbox,” says Dale Atkins of Alpine Rescue Team. The helicopter beacon can detect any avalanche transceiver on the market today (at 457kHz). Alpine Rescue Team, Loveland […]

Storm system crossing UT, CO, WY; Small atmospheric river early next week

Light to moderate snow is falling in the mountains of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado. I’m forecasting minor snow amounts except for a couple isolated locations in Colorado’s Northern Mountains like Cameron Pass. I’m forecasting a few inches of accumulation in Utah’s Wasatch and Wyoming’s Teton Range. In Colorado, light to moderate accumulation is likely in […]

November Forecast: Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area officially opens on Saturday, October 30. I took a thorough look at the pattern for November and it looks snowy at Loveland Ski Area. Let me expand on my temperature forecast. For perspective, here are the average highs and lows (roughly) at the base. Average high November 1: 40° Average high November […]

Mountain snow forecast next few days

The atmospheric river (AR) dislodges tonight and then moves into the interior Rockies with snow for UT, ID, WY, and CO. On the north side, the main low pressure hitting the Pacific Northwest actually tied for the lowest atmospheric pressure reading on record for that region at 943mb. Significant totals are possible in the Wasatch […]

Mountain weather update 10/24

The first atmospheric river (AR) of the season is underway in California and snow levels are (finally) dropping to about 6,000ft by tonight into Monday morning. The Tahoe ski areas get it first then Mammoth by tonight. Overall precipitation totals will push 500% of normal from a single event. This is the largest impulse associated […]

Snow forecast next 7 days across the West

The Pineapple Express will drive snow chances across the West for the next 7 days sending two different storm systems inland. Notice the bright yellow/green ribbons from Hawaii to the West Coast. Here’s what i’m thinking for snowfall next 7-8 days, click graphic to enlarge: Let’s talk the rain/snow line in Tahoe. Whenever you deal […]

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 […]