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March 27, 2017

This week, specifically Tuesday and Wednesday, the northern New Mexico and Taos Ski Valley will get hammered by heavy snow ...show up Thursday for the goods, plus sunshine...

-Below we see an animation of the Tuesday through Wednesday (snow storm) time frame...

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then... this Friday through Sunday we see another big storm moving through on a similar track, for another probably huge dump of snow for Taos Ski Valley. More storms will follow even this...

CM
Tahoe - Mammoth
FORECAST DISCUSSION Jan 06, 2017 - Friday at 4:27am PST
Friday --> Tahoe-Mammoth are going to get hammered!!! - The BIG news is the atmospheric river or "Pineapple Express" pattern setting up for northern California this weekend and into Monday. We will get to the facts; Models are predicting 9 to 11" of liquid equivalent precipitation for the region starting Saturday and through Monday. The snow starts flying again on Saturday, and snow levels will quickly rise to 5,000 in the morning, then 7,000 feet by Saturday afternoon. It looks like 1/2 to 1 foot of snow will fall, then (The Bad news) - By Saturday night and Sunday, when the heaviest rain and snow arrives, snow levels rise to 8,000 and even 9,000 feet at times, with over 9" (and up to 11") of water expected to fall. Dew point temperatures at 5,000 feet will be in the 43-48F range by Saturday night, so definitely rain at 5,000 feet, and up to 8,000 feet or so. The high snow levels continue through Sunday night. We would recommend not heading up for this on Sunday unless you want to be rained on. Mammoth, with a base at around 8,000 feet, and Kirkwood, with a base at 7,800 feet, will fare best, and snowfall totals just for Saturday and Sunday combined (through Sunday night), could yield 80 to 110" of snow!!!!! Between Saturday morning, and Sunday night, 80-110" of snow is possible for areas above 8,000 feet! (The good news) - By Monday snow levels drop back down to below resort elevations, and a series of colder storms blasts through northern California from then through Thursday, with 5 to 7 FEET of (by then, after the wet weather) much needed fresh snowfall across Tahoe and Mammoth!  CM

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CUSTOM FORECAST DETAILS
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↑37° / 3c°

↓21° / -6c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy with light snow

Snow Potential

We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of snowfall (5 to 8cm)

Precipitation

90% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.2in, 5mm)

Wind

From the S at 7 to 15 MPH.

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↑46° / 8c°

↓28° / -2c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Mostly sunny

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the ENE at 8 to 11 MPH.

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↑55° / 13c°

↓34° / 1c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Mostly sunny

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the E at 5 to 10 MPH.

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↑48° / 9c°

↓28° / -2c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy with scattered showers

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the SW at 6 to 14 MPH.

Weather Icon

↑39° / 4c°

↓28° / -2c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the NNW at 1 to 7 MPH.

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↑45° / 7c°

↓32° / 0c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the S at 1 to 7 MPH.

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