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Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 15"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.01"
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Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 6"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.15"
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Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 36"
Snow Last 24hrs: 16.44"
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Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.57"
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Temperature: 14°
Snow Depth: 10"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 17"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.35"
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Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 3"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.99"
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Temperature: 12°
Snow Depth: 5"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.42"
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Temperature: 19°
Snow Depth: 6"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.47"
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Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 25"
Snow Last 24hrs: 31.62"
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Temperature: 14°
Snow Depth: 50"
Snow Last 24hrs: 17.97"
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Snow Depth: 2"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.56"
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Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming SW 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 1 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑31° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓43% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning and a dusting later into the evening.
None expected.
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑36° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑67%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to S 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 12 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑33° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow9"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 8 to 11 inches in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 30 to 42 mph through the morning shifting to SW 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 89 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑19° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓99% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth16"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.32 to 1.6 inches
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑26° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Flurries possible today.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Jan @ 05:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total79"
  • Average Base Depth13 to 42"
  • Today's Snow Potential2"
Comments
11in, past 5 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and powder
  • High Lift Elevation8,383ft
  • Base Elevation6,883ft
  • Vertical Drop1,500ft
  • Longest Trail3 miles
  • Trails43 of 103
  • Lifts9 of 13
  • Acreage0 of 1650 ( 43% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails30 ( 29% )
27°
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Conditions
  • Humidity68%
  • Dewpoint18°
  • SustainedE 0mph
  • GustingE 7mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth49"
Comments
Partly Cloudy
Location
4 Miles WNW Tahoe City CA
  • Elevation7,772ft
  • UpdatedJan 21 @ 10:10
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Location
  • City: Norden
  • 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

Sunday
↑25° / ↓22°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another trace in the evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 1 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,367ft
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Monday
↑31° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace into the evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 12 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,367ft
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Tuesday
↑36° / ↓31°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then S 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 15 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 20 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 12 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,367ft
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Wednesday
↑33° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 30 to 42 mph, then SW 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 9"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 84 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 8 to 11 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 89 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,367ft
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Thursday
↑19° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -9 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -10 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,367ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑26° / ↓14°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 12 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,367ft
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  • Soil High Temperature33°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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