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Today's Forecast
↑21° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓43% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth31"
Clear before noon and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑24° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming SW 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 0 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑28° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming S 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑33° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓37% / ↑79%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 12 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑34° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 22 to 34 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑22° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓75% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.44 to 2.2 inches
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -15 to -3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Jan @ 07:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs7"
  • Season Total69"
  • Average Base Depth31"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
Snow surface is packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation9,800ft
  • Base Elevation7,800ft
  • Vertical Drop2,000ft
  • Longest Trail2.5 miles
  • Trails76 of 86
  • Lifts13 of 15
  • Acreage1712 of 2300 ( 88% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity66%
  • Dewpoint16°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 1mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth11"
Comments
Unreported
Location
3 Miles SE Stateline NV
  • Elevation9,193ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 10:09
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Conditions
  • Humidity66%
  • Dewpoint14°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth1"
Comments
Unreported
Location
14 Miles WSW Ebbets Pass CA
  • Elevation7,493ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 10:09
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  • City: Kirkwood
  • 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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Mountain Summit Forecast

Saturday
↑17° / ↓12°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓12°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 0 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Sunday
↑21° / ↓17°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then SW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓17°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon, then another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -3 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Monday
↑25° / ↓22°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then S 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓22°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓22°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 1 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Tuesday
↑29° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then SW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓25°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 14 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Wednesday
↑29° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SW 22 to 34 mph, then SW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Thursday
↑17° / ↓7°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓8°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.68 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 5 to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Saturday
↑24° / ↓21°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Sunday
↑25° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then S 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 9 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Monday
↑29° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then S 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 12 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Tuesday
↑35° / ↓29°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 14 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 16 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 22 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Wednesday
↑36° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 14 to 26 mph, then SW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 16 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑24° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓15°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.68 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 5 to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
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  • Soil High Temperature36°
  • Soil Low Temperature34°
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  • Soil High Temperature34°
  • Soil Low Temperature34°
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  • Soil High Temperature34°
  • Soil Low Temperature34°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature34°
  • Soil Low Temperature34°
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