Windy pattern returns 5/7-5/15

Tomer’s Take:

  • A powerful jet stream returns to the West through 5/15. It resembles April.
  • The future storm track keeps the bulk of precipitation north of Colorado through 5/15. This leaves Colorado and much of the Intermountain West in a windy pattern.
  • Blowing dust is again possible.
  • The best chances for snow stays in northern UT, WY, ID, MT, and PNW.

Infrared satellite shows the storm track and storm systems lined-up. They’re riding a powerful jet stream.

Infrared satellite 5/6/2022 7am.

Wind Gust Forecast

Forecast (MPH)5/75/85/95/10
Crestone Needle70757060
Quandary Peak50605535
Mount Sneffels60707050
Humphreys Peak65706050
Wheeler Peak50606045
Kings Peak45605555

Jet Stream

A powerful jet stream returns to the West resembling April. It’s following La Nina architecture. The yellow/orange/red colors represent the strongest winds.

GFS interpretation valid 5/8-5/9/2022.

Snow Forecast


Inches of total snow 5/6-5/15.

Everest Weather

Enjoyed a conversation yesterday with Alan Arnette, Michael Fagin, and Marc DeKeyser. The focus is on Everest Weather. Michael and Marc are fellow cohorts who provide weather forecasts and guidance to teams climbing Everest (and other peaks).

You can watch our discussion by clicking here.

2 thoughts on “Windy pattern returns 5/7-5/15


    Thanks for all you do for the mountain community Chris! Your expert analysis is well appreciated! And thanks for including Humphreys in your analysis as we try to decide on the best summit weather ahead for our Arizona adventure this coming week!


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