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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓13% / ↑32%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to E 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 35 to 45 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 15th
↑53° ↓36°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓17% / ↑37%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 33 to 46 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 16th
↑52° ↓34°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓16% / ↑36%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph. Expected wind chill to be 32 to 41 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 17th
↑51° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↓19% / ↑41%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
No snow today.
None expected today.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming E 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 29 to 39 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 18th
↑48° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↓24% / ↑46%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 38 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 19th
↑47° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓23% / ↑46%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 42 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update04 May @ 12:05
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation9,000ft
  • Base Elevation7,800ft
  • Vertical Drop1,200ft
  • Longest Trail6.21 miles
  • Trails0 of 24
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity16%
  • Dewpoint13°
  • SustainedSW 1mph
  • GustingSW 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth0"
Comments
Unreported
Location
CW4253 Bear Valley, CA
  • Elevation7,067ft
  • UpdatedNov 14 @ 02:11
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  • State: California
  • Country: United States
Tahoe - Mammoth - April 04, 2018
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

..NOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND...
Mild weather is expected through Thursday. A few light showers are possible today and Thursday, mainly well north of Interstate 80. A strong atmospheric river will impact northeast California and western Nevada Friday into Saturday, bringing periods of moderate to heavy rain, high elevation snow, gusty winds, and concerns for flooding along rivers and streams.

..MORE DETAIL...
(Translated from NWS but added in some detail and our own outlook)
A strong late season Atmospheric River (AR) will bring periods of heavy precipitation to the region Friday and Saturday. With a strong sub-tropical influence and the jet stream (cold air to the north of this) forecast to stay well north of the region during most of precipitation event. Precip will fall
primarily as rain, even in the higher elevations above 9,000 and 10,000 feet. The main concern continues to be flooding, both for small creeks and streams, and for main stem rivers. There is a flood watch in effect from late Friday afternoon through Saturday for the Sierra and the Sierra foothills.

It is late in the atmospheric river season and this AR is forecast to be solidly in the strong category, which is quite rare for this time of year. PWAT (moisture) and IVT (moisture + transport) anomalies are on the very high end of their respective scales for this time of year, and between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, several inches of water or more will fall on thew west slopes of the Sierra Nevada.

Precipitation will begin to move into the Sierra and NE California by Thursday night with periods of light to moderate precipitation through Friday afternoon as warm advection precipitation begins to push into the Sierra. A 6-12 hour period of very heavy precipitation is expected Friday night into Saturday morning as the core of the low pressure nears the Pacific Northwest coast, bringing increased forcing to the moisture laden
environment over the Sierra. The very warm temperatures aloft will promote more efficient warm rain processes and will likely result in impressive rain rates Friday night (heavy rain and flooding likely).

Current forecast for QPF is up to around 3-4 inches along the Sierra crest with 1.5-2 inches along the immediate lee of the Sierra and 0.5-1.0 inch spilling into western Nevada. During the period of heaviest precipitation the jet stream and the cold core of the low is forecast to remain well north of the
Sierra. Very warm subtropical air is forecast to move into the area from the southwest with mid-level temperatures potentially rising to around +3C to +5C during the heaviest precipitation. This will likely push snow levels to 10,000+ to 11,000 feet later Friday through early Saturday. CM

NEXT WEEK...
Early through mid next week looks busy with storms, colder this time, with snow levels to resort bases... Moderate to heavy snow is expected Tuesday and again next Thursday (9th/ 11th), followed by some sunshine and warming. After the 15th/ 16th or so we see high pressure build in across the eastern Pacific and west US coast, with sunny skies and warming temperatures, quite spring-like. CM
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October 31, 2018 - Western US Short and Long Range Weather Outlook
It's all in the video...

If you check our long range season outlook posted in September, we have it covered, snow happening as planned, and more to come as we expected, no surprises:



It's also helpful to stay updated via our forecasts for individual resorts, for the finer details.

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
↑54° / ↓36°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then E 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑54° / ↓42°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 35 to 44 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓37°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds E 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 36 to 45 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Thursday
↑53° / ↓36°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑53° / ↓43°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 35 to 46 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓37°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 33 to 45 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Friday
↑52° / ↓34°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑52° / ↓40°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 32 to 41 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓35°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 32 to 41 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Saturday
↑51° / ↓33°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then E 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑50° / ↓38°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 39 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑43° / ↓33°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds E 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 30 to 39 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑48° / ↓31°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑47° / ↓38°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 37 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓32°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 38 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑47° / ↓30°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑47° / ↓36°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 42 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature47°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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