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Snow Depth: 13"
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Snow Depth: 31"
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Today's Forecast
↑46° ↓37°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast later into the evening.
None expected.
None expected today.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 21 to 33 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 22 to 35 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 18th
↑40° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a skiff before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 35 to 47 mph through the morning shifting to SW 27 to 39 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 19th
↑28° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 20th
↑22° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 14 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑25° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓53% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning shifting to SW 13 to 25 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 1 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑28° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 14 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update31 Dec @ 04:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total"
  • Average Base Depth"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation0ft
  • Base Elevation0ft
  • Vertical Drop0ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
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Conditions
  • Humidity64%
  • Dewpoint35°
  • SustainedW 5mph
  • GustingW 21mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth11"
Comments
Unreported
Location
4 Miles WNW Tahoe City CA
  • Elevation7,772ft
  • UpdatedJan 17 @ 11:09
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  • City: South Lake Tahoe
  • 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 08, 2018

On Tuesday we expect a closed low pressure system to move through southern California mainly, with the northern portion hitting Tahoe and Mammoth. We are forecasting just under powder day totals for some, to over 1 foot of snow, possibly to 1 foot for Big Bear resort areas.

On Wednesday the closed low moves by mainly to the south of Colorado, across New Mexico, with light snow and lower snow levels for Colorado as a northern counterpart moves in as well to kick this low eastward. Decent snow totals are expected, heavier to the south for northern New Mexico including Taos Ski Valley, where  good dump of snow is expected.

On Thursday we expect clearing skies as low pressure exits and a ridge of high pressure builds in again, for mostly sunny skies and cold temperatures.

Thursday through Saturday we expect a drier system to move through the northern to central Rocky Mountains, with colder air and a light snowfall likely for areas of northern Idaho and Western Wyoming to Aspen and western Colorado as an "Alberta Clipper" type of system brushes the area.

LONGER RANGE: The big change coming is looking like just after the 15th with a large scale trough of low pressure setting up across the western US. The location of this trough will determine who benefits most from this change-over, but either way we are looking at more snow for all resorts across the western US. It is looking like the 16th-18th for the change-over to colder and frequently snowy.

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Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
↑46° / ↓37°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then SW 21 to 33 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑45° / ↓37°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 24 to 34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓39°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 22 to 35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Thursday
↑40° / ↓28°
iconWinds: SW 35 to 47 mph, then SW 27 to 39 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓35°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 35 to 47 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 16 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon, then another 2 to 3 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Friday
↑28° / ↓14°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓18°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Saturday
↑22° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓19°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Sunday
↑25° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then SW 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 1 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 13 to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑28° / ↓26°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓28°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a skiff in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 12 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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