Weekend snow and wind

Tomer’s Take:

  • Major storm system continues across the West through 4/24 with strong wind and heavy snow at higher elevations. Then the storm track shifts and favors the PNW through the end of April
  • A storm system with snow tracks across MT, ID, WY around April 30-May 1.

Infrared satellite shows the storm track and major low pressure system hitting California’s High Sierra with heavy snow and wind. Also notice the major low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska. It’s part of the pattern change favoring the PNW through the end of April.

Infrared satellite 4/22/2022 5am.

Wind Gust Forecast

Gust (MPH)4/224/234/24
Crestone Peak906530
Quandary Peak506020
Longs Peak407540
Kings Peak455030
Wheeler Peak656540
Mount Whitney403025

After 4/24

High pressure rebuilds across the Intermountain West. Lower pressure anomalies move into the PNW.

Forecast pressure anomalies valid 4/27/2022, GFS interpretation.


Notice the lower pressure anomalies moving through MT, WY, ID between 4/30-5/1.

Forecast pressure anomalies valid 4/30/2022.

Snow Forecast


Inches of total snow 4/22-4/24.


Inches of total snow 4/25-5/1.