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Snow Depth: 36"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.29"
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Snow Depth: 4"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.08"
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Snow Depth: 17"
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Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓28% / ↑62%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Partly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to SW 23 to 35 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑33° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓35% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow11"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches before noon and 7 to 10 inches in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.73 to 3.65 inches
Winds SW 33 to 45 mph through the morning shifting to SW 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 65 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑21° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓98% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow10"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 6 inches before noon and 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑26° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 70 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -5 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑37° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑44° ↓39°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓20% / ↑64%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening. Expected wind chill to be between 25 to 36 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Jan @ 05:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 2"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
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  • High Lift Elevation7,781ft
  • Base Elevation7,031ft
  • Vertical Drop750ft
  • Longest Trail1.2 miles
  • Trails0 of 53
  • Lifts0 of 9
  • Acreage0 of 500 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
26°
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Conditions
  • Humidity75%
  • Dewpoint19°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • Visibility0.50 miles
  • Snow Depth1"
Comments
Freezing Fog
Location
4 Miles WNW Tahoe City CA
  • Elevation7,772ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 09:09
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  • City: Truckee
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
Tahoe - Mammoth
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Dec 14, 2017

The strong, blocking, and freakishly permanent upper level high pressure ridge across the northeast Pacific and west coast of the US continues to say NO! to any real juicy Pacific storms hitting the west coast and the rest of the western US, as the real big dumps of Western US snow usually arrive in part from more of an over-water trajectory across the Pacific, that the current pattern does not allow (except in the case of fickle, and usually weak cut-off low pressure systems). Instead we have been stuck with mostly just dustings of snow, or just sunny weather, with the real cold and snow to the east.

It looks like the ridge of high pressure will hold through December, and even into the New Year, with short-lived winter events affecting the Sierra Nevada, otherwise mostly dry, sunny conditions, then winter should rush in for Tahoe-Mammoth and the Western US shortly after the start of the New Year as the pattern shifts during early January. Some diverted (by the ridge) and mostly limited moisture or strength low pressure systems move through the west a few days before Christmas, clipping The Tahoe area with mostly light snow. For now, if you are desiring a western US ski or snowboard vacation, the areas that will fare best (only in relation to other western US resort areas) are western Wyoming/ southwest Montana, and Colorado/ New Mexico (cut-off low pressure system potential is the reason New Mexico was thrown in).
By early January, all areas of the western US will likely start to see some rain and snow, including Big Bear in southern California, and some  big storms for Tahoe and Mammoth.

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US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

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Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑36° / ↓31°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then SW 23 to 35 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 19 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 11 to 23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Wednesday
↑33° / ↓22°
iconWinds: SW 33 to 45 mph, then SW 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 11"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓29°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.48 to 2.38 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 7 to 10 inches in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Thursday
↑21° / ↓16°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 10"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓16°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓18°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 75 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑26° / ↓17°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 14 mph, then SW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓17°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑37° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 14 to 23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑44° / ↓39°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑43° / ↓39°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 25 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓43°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 33 to 36 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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