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Today's Forecast
↑51° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓40° / ↑41°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening.
No snow today.
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.15 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 33 to 43 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 23rd
↑49° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓39° / ↑45°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.63 inches
Winds SW 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be 33 to 41 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 24th
↑52° ↓40°
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  • Dewpoint↓37° / ↑40°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds S 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to S 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 44 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 25th
↑45° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑35°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
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Saturday the 26th
↑38° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↓72% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.65 inches
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
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Sunday the 27th
↑52° ↓37°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑37°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming E 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 43 degrees throughout the day.
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  • Last Update31 Dec @ 04:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total"
  • Average Base Depth"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • Humidity76%
  • Dewpoint43°
  • SustainedNE 0mph
  • GustingNE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth0"
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CW4253 Bear Valley, CA
  • Elevation7,067ft
  • UpdatedMay 22 @ 05:09
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  • City: South Lake Tahoe
  • 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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US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated May 13, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - May 13, 2018

Updated Sunday May 13, 2018-

Low pressure will continue frequently affecting the west coast right into June, with late season upper-mountain snowfalls expected at times for Aspen and western Colorado. Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM

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Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑51° / ↓44°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑50° / ↓44°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.18 to 0.9 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 33 to 42 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑51° / ↓46°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 37 to 43 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Wednesday
↑49° / ↓44°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then SW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑49° / ↓44°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 35 to 41 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑49° / ↓45°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be 33 to 40 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Thursday
↑52° / ↓40°
iconWinds: S 6 to 15 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑52° / ↓44°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 33 to 44 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑52° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 44 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Friday
↑45° / ↓31°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑43° / ↓36°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓31°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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Saturday
↑38° / ↓30°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓30°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓32°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑52° / ↓37°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then E 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑51° / ↓37°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 41 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑52° / ↓47°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds E 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be 35 to 43 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,710ft
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