Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↑69% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow16"
  • Regional Snow Depth84"
Overcast before noon and then cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 8 to 11 inches before noon and 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.87 to 4.33 inches
Winds SW 31 to 43 mph through the morning shifting to SW 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑26° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↑61% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth67"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to NE 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 43 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑36° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑15% / ↓64%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth64"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds NE 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming NE 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 23rd
↑40° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↑37% / ↓71%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth58"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds NE 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to SE 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 24th
↑38° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↑35% / ↓71%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth46"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds SE 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 25th
↑40° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↑38% / ↓77%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth39"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
No snow.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Jan @ 05:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total192"
  • Average Base Depth84"
  • Today's Snow Potential16"
Comments
8in, past 3 days. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed

  • High Lift Elevation9800
  • Base Elevation7800
  • Vertical Drop2,000ft
  • Longest Trail2.5mi
  • Trails85 of 86
  • Lifts11 of 15
  • Acreage2300 of 2300 ( 100% )
  • Downhill Miles4of60
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails36 ( 42% )
  • Cross Country Area40
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Conditions
  • Humidity85%
  • Dewpoint35°
  • SustainedSW 7mph
  • GustingSW 14mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth40"
Comments
Unreported
Location
US-50 Kahle Drive, NV
  • Elevation9,193ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 11:08
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Conditions
  • Humidity91%
  • Dewpoint32°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth52"
Comments
Unreported
Location
CW4253 Bear Valley, CA
  • Elevation7,067ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 11:08
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  • City: Kirkwood
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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TAHOE FORECAST DISCUSSION - JAN 17, 2019
VERIFICATION: From the 11th of January: "Next Tuesday through Thursday (15th-17th Jan)... HEAVY SNOW, multiple feet per day even, moves into Tahoe and Mammoth, thanks to deep moisture and strong dynamics, plus an always favored southwest flow of winds across the mountains. The last storm, late Wednesday through Thursday, looks the strongest and looks like it will move in across the area, for full forcing to deliver max snowfall. Show up next Friday for the most fresh + sunshine possibilities as clearing is expected..." CM

VERIFICATION -LONGER RANGE From weeks ago... "this unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January..."

LONGER RANGE FORECAST Updated Thursday Jan 17, 2019: After the predicted FEET of snow... This coming Sunday afternoon through overnight (20 Jan) a fast moving storm hits Tahoe, mainly northern Tahoe, with a quick 6 to 10 inches of snow (1 foot for favored northern areas like Boreal), after some heavy snow today (Thursday)... then (no change in this forecast for weeks now-->) For the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under high pressure ridging (Eastern Pacific ridge). Storms begin to move in again after, frequently for frequent snow. CM

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NOTES: When paying full attention to the Tahoe area, which I have been watching weather patterns for since the 1970's, no one is more accurate in their forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals, including in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

I never charged the site user for my services. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm (literally their crumbs, and what are they creating on a daily basis? weather forecasts? So, no thanks).

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you some short, but mostly longer range outlooks for Tahoe, for now. I hope it is useful for you. CM

 
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Mountain Summit Forecast

Sunday
↑33° / ↓17°
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↑33° / ↓26°
Skys
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 8 to 11 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.58 to 2.9 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓18°
Skys
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 6 to 9 inches in the afternoon, then another trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.29 to 1.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Monday
↑23° / ↓12°
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↑23° / ↓17°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓12°
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Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NE 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Tuesday
↑35° / ↓18°
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AM

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↑33° / ↓21°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NE 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NE 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Wednesday
↑37° / ↓26°
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↑37° / ↓30°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top NE 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓29°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SE 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Thursday
↑37° / ↓27°
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↑37° / ↓33°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓28°
Skys
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Friday
↑38° / ↓27°
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↑38° / ↓34°
Skys
Overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,669ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Sunday
↑36° / ↓21°
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↑35° / ↓29°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 8 to 11 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.58 to 2.9 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓22°
Skys
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.29 to 1.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Monday
↑27° / ↓13°
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↑27° / ↓20°
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Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓13°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NE 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Tuesday
↑35° / ↓17°
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AM

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↑33° / ↓20°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Wednesday
↑40° / ↓27°
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↑39° / ↓32°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base NE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NE 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Thursday
↑38° / ↓28°
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↑38° / ↓34°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base E 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓29°
Skys
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 28 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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Friday
↑40° / ↓29°
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↑40° / ↓36°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,714ft
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