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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓98% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow16"
  • Regional Snow Depth55"
Overcast before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning, then another 7 to 10 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.49 to 2.45 inches
Winds SW 33 to 45 mph through the morning becoming W 24 to 36 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 18th
↑35° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓66% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth55"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SW 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 19th
↑40° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth42"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain in the afternoon.
No snow.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to SW 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
↑36° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓70% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy 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 amount before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds SW 45 to 57 mph through the morning becoming NW 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑30° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth32"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds NE 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to E 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑37° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓27% / ↑59%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds E 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update17 Jan
  • Snow Past 24 hrs"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total"
  • Average Base Depth"
  • Today's Snow Potential16"
Comments
  • High Lift Elevation8852
  • Base Elevation6640
  • Vertical Drop0ft
  • Longest Trail2.5mi
  • Trails of 46
  • Lifts of 11
  • Acreage of 2000 ( )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity96%
  • Dewpoint29°
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 7mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth52"
Comments
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Location
DW9019 Olympic Valley, CA
  • Elevation7,772ft
  • UpdatedJan 17 @ 07:10
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Location
  • City: South Lake Tahoe
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
TAHOE FORECAST DISCUSSION - JAN 11, 2019
SHORTER RANGE: Currently all storm energy is being pushed to the south into southern California, with some heavy snow for the SoCal Mountains. By this coming Monday night and Tuesday, we are expecting 6 to 12 inches of snow overall for the Mammoth through Tahoe area, as a weakened storm moves in but is deflected mostly, causing a glancing blow to the area, for limited moisture and dynamics, then, Next Tuesday through Thursday (15th-17th Jan)... HEAVY SNOW, multiple feet per day even, moves into Tahoe and Mammoth, thanks to deep moisture and strong dynamics, plus an always favored southwest flow of winds across the mountains. The last storm, late Wednesday through Thursday, looks the strongest and looks like it will move in across the area, for full forcing to deliver max snowfall. Show up next Friday for the most fresh + sunshine possibilities as clearing is expected... CM

LONGER RANGE: From the last update about a week ago, this unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January (looking like it ends mostly Friday the 18th as the last storm departs), 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 high pressure ridging. Storms begin to move in again after, frequently for frequent snow. CM

NOTES: When paying full attention to the Tahoe area, which I have been watching weather patterns for since the 1970's, no one is more accurate in their forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals, including in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe 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.

I never charged the site user for my services. 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 (literally their crumbs, and what are they creating on a daily basis? weather forecasts? So, no thanks).

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 some short, but mostly longer range outlooks for Tahoe, for now. I hope it is useful for you. 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

Thursday
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iconWinds: SW 33 to 45 mph, then W 24 to 36 mph
iconForecast Snow: 16"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning, then another 7 to 10 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.43 to 2.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓20°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Friday
↑35° / ↓23°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then SW 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓23°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Saturday
↑40° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then SW 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓35°
Sky
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓30°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Sunday
↑36° / ↓18°
iconWinds: SW 45 to 57 mph, then NW 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 45 to 57 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Monday
↑30° / ↓17°
iconWinds: NE 8 to 19 mph, then E 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓20°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds E 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Tuesday
↑37° / ↓23°
iconWinds: E 5 to 14 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds E 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓28°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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