Northstar-at-Tahoe
Today's Forecast
↑49° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↑35% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Clear before noon and then clear later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 44 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 21st
↑57° ↓40°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↑33% / ↓80%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 32 to 52 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 22nd
↑53° ↓39°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑34°
  • Humidity↑43% / ↓89%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected today.
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 44 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 23rd
↑54° ↓38°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↑44% / ↓82%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming E 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 47 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 24th
↑58° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↑36% / ↓77%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SE 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 34 to 53 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 25th
↑59° ↓46°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑36°
  • Humidity↑39% / ↓78%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected today.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming NE 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 39 to 54 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Apr @ 08:04
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total387"
  • Average Base Depth47 to 92"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
15in, past 7 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and spring conditions

  • High Lift Elevation8,637ft
  • Base Elevation6,835ft
  • Vertical Drop1,802ft
  • Longest Trail2.50
  • Trails67 of 100
  • Lifts8 of 13
  • Acreage1400 of 2400 ( 67% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails24 ( 24% )
61°
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Conditions
  • Humidity43%
  • Dewpoint38°
  • SustainedW 12mph
  • GustingW 20mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth0"
Comments
Fair
Location
HELL HOLE, CA
  • Elevation7,195ft
  • UpdatedApr 20 @ 06:09
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Village
Village
Contact
Location
  • City: Truckee
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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Truckee #2 close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,509ft
Temperature: 38°
Snow Depth: 11"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Tahoe City Cross close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,797ft
Temperature: 37°
Snow Depth: 0"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.86"
Squaw Valley G.C. close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,029ft
Temperature: 33°
Snow Depth: 60"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1"
Ward Creek #3 close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,655ft
Temperature: 38°
Snow Depth: 41"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.28"
Little Valley close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,510ft
Temperature: 41°
Snow Depth: "
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Mt Rose Ski Area close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,801ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: "
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.71"
Css Lab close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,855ft
Temperature: 38°
Snow Depth: 42"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Marlette Lake close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 7,880ft
Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.29"
Independence Lake close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,352ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 94"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Independence Camp close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 7,003ft
Temperature: 36°
Snow Depth: 10"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Big Meadow close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,249ft
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 44"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Independence Creek close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,456ft
Temperature: 38°
Snow Depth: 0"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
Rubicon #2 close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 7,689ft
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.71"
Fallen Leaf close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 6,236ft
Temperature: 40°
Snow Depth: 0"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.29"
Heavenly Valley close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,582ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 43"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.72"
Echo Peak close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 7,670ft
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 42"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.43"
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 Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Expanded Outlook

Friday
↑49° / ↓30°
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AM

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↑43° / ↓30°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 37 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑49° / ↓41°
Skys
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 32 to 44 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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Saturday
↑57° / ↓40°
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AM

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↑53° / ↓40°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 32 to 46 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑57° / ↓46°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 38 to 52 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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Sunday
↑53° / ↓39°
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AM

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↑53° / ↓44°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 35 to 44 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑53° / ↓39°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 44 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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Monday
↑54° / ↓38°
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AM

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↑52° / ↓38°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 46 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑54° / ↓47°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds E 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 36 to 47 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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Tuesday
↑58° / ↓44°
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AM

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↑55° / ↓44°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 34 to 48 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑58° / ↓49°
Skys
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 41 to 53 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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Wednesday
↑59° / ↓46°
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AM

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↑59° / ↓46°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 39 to 54 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑59° / ↓49°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NE 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be 41 to 54 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,853ft
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  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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