Donner Ski Ranch
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↑12% / ↓43%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear before noon and then clear later into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 48 to 64 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 21st
↑72° ↓51°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑35°
  • Humidity↑18% / ↓47%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear throughout the day.
No snow today.
None expected.
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 46 to 61 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 22nd
↑73° ↓51°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑35°
  • Humidity↑18% / ↓54%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear throughout the day.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 45 to 60 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 23rd
↑73° ↓53°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑35°
  • Humidity↑20% / ↓50%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 22 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 43 to 61 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 24th
↑73° ↓53°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↑16% / ↓46%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 45 to 61 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 25th
↑72° ↓53°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↑17% / ↓43%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 42 to 58 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update28 Apr @ 08:04
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported

  • High Lift Elevation7,781ft
  • Base Elevation7,031ft
  • Vertical Drop750ft
  • Longest Trail1.2 miles
  • Trails0 of 53
  • Lifts0 of 9
  • Acreage0 of 500 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity17%
  • Dewpoint28°
  • SustainedSW 1mph
  • GustingSW 13mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth0"
Comments
Fair
Location
DW9019 Olympic Valley, CA
  • Elevation7,772ft
  • UpdatedAug 20 @ 01:09
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  • City: Truckee
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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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

Monday
↑75° / ↓52°
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AM

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↑74° / ↓54°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 49 to 63 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑68° / ↓53°
Skys
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 48 to 64 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Tuesday
↑72° / ↓51°
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AM

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↑71° / ↓52°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 46 to 59 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑65° / ↓51°
Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 47 to 61 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Wednesday
↑73° / ↓51°
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AM

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↑70° / ↓51°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 45 to 59 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑63° / ↓53°
Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 45 to 60 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Thursday
↑73° / ↓53°
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AM

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↑68° / ↓60°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 43 to 60 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑65° / ↓54°
Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 46 to 61 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Friday
↑73° / ↓53°
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AM

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↑69° / ↓60°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 45 to 60 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑66° / ↓53°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 45 to 61 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Saturday
↑72° / ↓53°
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AM

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↑68° / ↓60°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 21 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 45 to 58 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑64° / ↓53°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph. Temperatures will feel like they are between 42 to 58 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,148ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature67°
  • Soil Low Temperature57°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature65°
  • Soil Low Temperature56°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature64°
  • Soil Low Temperature54°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature63°
  • Soil Low Temperature53°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature62°
  • Soil Low Temperature53°
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