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Short Range Forecast Discussion
Short Range Forecast Discussion - We will start updating this in October. Please check below the daily details on this page for a 7-14 day longer range forecast, and a 2014-2015 winter outlook! CM

For now, do you want to keep track of the US and southwest Canada snowpack? Check here >.
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RESORT INFO ↑66°  19c° ↓46°  8c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 27 Apr @ 06:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 326 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 86
  • Lifts0 of 15
  • Acreage0 of 2300 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
22 Tuesday ↑66°  19c° ↓46°  8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the N at 6 to 16 MPH.
23 Wednesday ↑66°  19c° ↓46°  8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 5 to 15 MPH, with gusts up to 26MPH.
24 Thursday ↑72°  22c° ↓50°  10c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the S at 5 to 10 MPH.
25 Friday ↑73°  23c° ↓52°  11c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 8 to 16 MPH.
26 Saturday ↑75°  24c° ↓54°  12c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 5 to 11 MPH.
27 Sunday ↑75°  24c° ↓55°  13c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
Isolated Storms (Potential precip: 0.12in, 2.99mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 3 to 10 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:
Longer Range Outlook

As of now, July 2014, we are still on a path to see an El Nino Sea Surface Temperature pattern develop across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific (SSTs near to slightly below average). In fact, as of the last check, all of May and up until the last check of the charts (July), we see a trend to warmer Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (or at least warmer than average Sea Surface Temperatures (SST's) holding overall) across the eastern Equatorial Pacific (good sign).

Current SST pattern- La Nada

The larger time-scale SST pattern in place right now is still a cool phase PDO, or negative PDO, which stands for Pacific Decadal Oscillation. This is a more long term pattern (decades), and it has made any recent years El Nino SST patterns weaker.

To reiterate, we expect (and have seen) a trend toward positive SST Anomalies along the eastern Equatorial Pacific as of June 2, 2014 (SST's just west of South America along the equator are warming up, still). The likelihood of an El Nino pattern materializing by this summer and fall are becoming greater, now "likely". Forecasts from other agencies are calling for El Nino conditions to develop this summer and fall as well. This would favor the southwest US (including southern California and across to Taos Ski Valley, even Aspen, Colorado) for heavier rain and snow this fall and mainly winter (2014-2015), after a potentially wet monsoon summer across the southwest US including southern California through Colorado. Northwest US areas, and southwest Canada, along with northern Colorado through Wyoming and the northern Rocky Mountains, should see an active monsoon (thunderstorms and showers) this summer, followed by a drier than average, or near average snowfall winter (2014-2015). This is our outlook for now, and we will update as info becomes available. All of this information is generated in-house.

We will keep this outlook updated as more information becomes available. If you want to know when the snow is coming (and be able to set unlimited alerts for any resort), within 5 minutes or less of us (our our sources) entering the data into any of our forecasts, be sure to download the app.

We have the highest base elevation for any major ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area. Kirkwood also has the most snowfall this season for any resort in the Sierra. The mountain is often frequented by pro riders and skiers because the terrain is the most diverse of the local ski resorts. You can spend the day turning down a groomed run, shooting the half pipes, jibs, and rails in our terrain parks, bombing down a hair raising steep thick with untracked powder, or hucking yourself off a cornice at the peak. Whatever your preference, Kirkwood can accomodate it. Named one of the top 10 over all resorts in TransWorld Snow, Kirkwood is truly a Tahoe "must ski/ride.” Offering Lake Tahoe's highest base elevation for some of North America's deepest, driest snow. 2,300 acres of wide-open terrain promises something for everyone, from gentle groomed trails to hair-raising steeps and chutes. The resort was rated amongst the top 10 places to learn to ski by USA today and offers innovative First-Time Skier and Snowboarding programs on its wide, gentle slopes. The Children's Center makes skiing more convenient for families and fun for kids. Kirkwood also features a freestyle terrain park, half pipe, tubing hill, 80k of scenic cross country skiing, dog sled rides, and more. Looking for an escape from the frenzy of the modern world? Surrounded in every direction by endless miles of Wilderness and Forest Service Land, Kirkwood offers the unique balance of a world-class mountain with all the creature comforts in a pristine sanctuary.

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