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Temperature: 25°
Snow Depth: 6"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.57"
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 3"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.57"
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Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 36"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.08"
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Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 18"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.54"
Little Valley close button
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 3"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.85"
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Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 52"
Snow Last 24hrs: 23.63"
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Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 19"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.29"
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Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 15"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.7"
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Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.59"
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Temperature: 25°
Snow Depth: 10"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.28"
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Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 27"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.21"
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Temperature: 25°
Snow Depth: 5"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.71"
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Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 7"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.28"
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 1"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.46"
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Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 21"
Snow Last 24hrs: 23.55"
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Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 21"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.74"
Today's Forecast
↑28° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Clear before noon and then clear later into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑29° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another dusting later into the evening.
None expected.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SW 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑32° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓64% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds SW 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑37° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 9 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑38° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↓62% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
None expected.
Winds SW 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 9 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑26° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.33 to 1.63 inches
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Jan @ 05:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs12"
  • Season Total89"
  • Average Base Depth18 to 48"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
12in, Storm Total. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation8,610ft
  • Base Elevation6,330ft
  • Vertical Drop2,280ft
  • Longest Trail1.4 miles
  • Trails41 of 100
  • Lifts17 of 20
  • Acreage449 of 3170 ( 41% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails32 ( 32% )
  • Trails with Snow Making6 ( % )
17°
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Conditions
  • Humidity89%
  • Dewpoint14°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • Visibility0.25 miles
  • Snow Depth3"
Comments
Freezing Fog
Location
4 Miles WNW Tahoe City CA
  • Elevation7,772ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 08:09
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Village
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Location
  • 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

Saturday
↑28° / ↓18°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓18°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓21°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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Sunday
↑29° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then SW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another dusting in the evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑32° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 23 mph, then SW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑37° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then SW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 15 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓32°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 18 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑38° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SW 14 to 26 mph, then SW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓32°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 16 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 9 to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑26° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓19°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -5 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature37°
  • Soil Low Temperature30°
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  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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