The Sunrise of Life

My good friend Ryan Kushner sent me this outstanding sunrise video from Monday morning on the 14,265′ summit of Quandary Peak, CO.

I’ve climbed mountains with Ryan for 16 years. He’s climbed all over the world including G2, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Denali, and South America. I’m sure Ryan has something big planned soon!

Quandary Peak summit sunrise 1/11/2022, Ryan Kushner.

Tomer’s Take

  • A rather tranquil period through 1/16.
  • One minor cold front delivers light snow accumulation to MT, WY, CO, and NM between 1/13-1/14.
  • When will this pattern change? Data is mixed. Lower pressures might brush UT, MT, WY, and CO around 1/20-1/22.
  • It’s really a waiting game until we break the high pressure dome across the West.

Infrared satellite and storm track. Notice the big high pressure dome across the West.

Infrared satellite and storm track, 1/12/2022 5am.

Waiting Game

There’s some indication that slightly lower pressures might brush the Intermountain West 1/20-1/22.

Pressure anomalies valid 1/21/2022, EPS interpretation.

Snow Forecast

Let’s look at my snow forecast in two time periods.

1/12-1/17:

Inches of total snow 1/12-1/17.

1/18-1/21:

Inches of total snow 1/12-1/17.

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