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Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 74"
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Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds later into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 20 to 32 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑31° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓47% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to SW 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑39° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑68%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Chance of snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds S 18 to 30 mph through the morning becoming SW 29 to 41 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑44° ↓37°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑70%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds S 21 to 33 mph through the morning shifting to S 29 to 41 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 62 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑43° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds NW 21 to 33 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑37° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓75% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds E 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update22 Feb @ 07:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 4"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation7,240ft
  • Base Elevation6,500ft
  • Vertical Drop700ft
  • Longest Trail1mi
  • Trails0 of 11
  • Lifts0 of 3
  • Acreage0 of 120 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Tubing HoursSat/Sun: 10a-4p
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity81%
  • Dewpoint15°
  • SustainedW 13mph
  • GustingW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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Location
Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional Airport, ID
  • Elevation4,701ft
  • UpdatedFeb 22 @ 09:07
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  • State: Idaho
  • Country: United States
Magic Mountain Resort Discussion
YESTERDAY: "Snow showers linger into a continued cold Thursday, with already 3 inches of accumulation for Bogus Basin (now expecting 3-4), and clearing with some nice sunshine and awesome conditions this afternoon!"

TODAY: Looks mostly sunny, then low pressure moves in Friday night but the weekend for sure...

More snow is expected, significant Saturday and Sunday (west wind flow across mountains, not that favorable, but decent moisture and strong dynamics, cold system. 

By Monday and into Tuesday we expect a possibly more moist low pressure system with southwest cross-mountain winds then expected at Bogus Basin and the rest of southern Idaho due to the low carving south just offshore, for heavier snow to Bogus! Seriously, what a year! CM

LONGER RANGE: February (through next Thursday) continues busy with snow across the western US in general, and specifically to Bogus Basin and southern Idaho as we exit February next week. Into early March (like a week or so into March, 10+ days), expect high pressure ridging across the eastern Pacific and west coast to shift the storm track north and east for Bogus and southern Idaho, for just storms brushing the area as they target Colorado and areas east initially as the ridge is setting up, then most of the western US is under this ridge for early March (still, possibility for snow as we see closed low pressure systems more apt to form this season), before shifting back to busy and "stormy" (ie. more snow) weather come the 10th or so of March. CM
Where to be for the best snow this weekend! (8-10th Feb)
WHERE TO BE IN THE WESTERN USA THIS WEEKEND!

Here is our early forecast for this weekend...

Hands-down, Tahoe – Mammoth will be the winner in terms of snow all through this weekend, with NO snow level issues, in fact dry and cold powder is what we mostly expect, especially on Sunday...

We are expecting two storms to move through, the first of which will be the weaker of the two, and will also be faster moving one, mainly a wave out ahead of the main storm to hit Saturday and Sunday.

It looks like the snow will begin flying again mainly Friday afternoon through overnight, with 6 to 10 inches of fresh snow forecast to be on the ground for the Saturday morning snow report, for favored resorts across Northern Tahoe like Sugar Bowl and Squaw-Alpine, and 3 to 6 inches of snow for other areas.

Friday, First storm, GFS Snow Accumulation by Saturday 4am based on a 1:10 water to snow ratio, whereas the water to snow ratio will be closer to 1:15 (more snow than shown on this map, is what is expected by the Saturday morning snow report)...

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A stronger and larger scale, slower moving, and offshore positioning storm system starts dropping in from out of the north, located offshore, looking stronger/ colder, more dynamic, and dropping heavy snow Saturday and Sunday, basically ALL weekend long! We expect to see  10  to 18 inches of snow each day all across Tahoe-Mammoth, for a total of 2 (south Tahoe, Mammoth) to 3+ (north Tahoe) feet of extra snow expected this weekend! Saturday and Sunday!

Friday through Sunday, 2 storms, GFS Snow Accumulation by Sunday 4pm (close of business for most resorts on Sunday) based on a 1:10 water to snow ratio, whereas the water to snow ratio will be closer to 1:15 and even 1:20 (possibly MUCH more snow than shown on this map, is what is expected by the Sunday afternoon at 4pm! The snow will continue through Monday morning, so show up Monday if you like less crowds, DEEP and Fresh snow, and sunshine! Cold-smoke, No-joke powder! (on top of deep bases!)

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Combined with the snow that has already fallen across Tahoe-Mammoth in recent weeks, conditions will be amazing this weekend! In fact, we are expecting no snow level issues whatsoever, and even a drier/ colder cold-smoke powder, especially on Sunday. If you are just looking for the best and deepest snow, Tahoe-Mammoth is going to be the place out west, this coming weekend! Resorts like Sugar Bowl will be favored with these storms, as they lie more westward than most, and will take up the bulk of available moisture and thus snowfall! Enjoy!!

12Z-20190206_GFSUS_prec_kuchsnow-48-123-10-100(Check out the bulls-eye of heavy snow from Tahoe to southern Idaho)

Here is a video I put together explaining how moisture and dynamics are looking:



Meteorologist- CM
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Expanded Outlook

Friday
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iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then SW 20 to 32 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,269ft
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Saturday
↑31° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 12 to 24 mph, then SW 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓22°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,269ft
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Sunday
↑39° / ↓31°
iconWinds: S 18 to 30 mph, then SW 29 to 41 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓35°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,269ft
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Monday
↑44° / ↓37°
iconWinds: S 21 to 33 mph, then S 29 to 41 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓37°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓40°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,269ft
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Tuesday
↑43° / ↓27°
iconWinds: NW 21 to 33 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑43° / ↓27°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,269ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑37° / ↓26°
iconWinds: E 9 to 20 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓26°
Skies
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Morning winds E 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓30°
Skies
Overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,269ft
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