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City
South Lake Tahoe
State
California
Country
United States
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How much snow are computers predicting for South Tahoe?
Short Range Forecast Discussion
Please see the long range forecast (since 1998, near the bottom of the page)...
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RESORT INFO ↑41°  5c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 21 Apr @ 07:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 148 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 97
  • Lifts0 of 29
  • Acreage0 of 4800 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
23 Wednesday ↑41°  5c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 9 to 21 MPH.
24 Thursday ↑39°  4c° ↓25°  -4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Windy with snow possible
Precipitation
30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.05in, 1.31mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the W at 18 to 34 MPH, with gusts up to 48MPH.
25 Friday ↑25°  -4c° ↓18°  -8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Windy with snow showers likely
Precipitation
70% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.3in, 7.59mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 4 to 6 inches of snowfall (10 to 15cm)
Wind
From the SW at 19 to 34 MPH, with gusts up to 52MPH.
26 Saturday ↑28°  -2c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Windy with snow showers possible
Precipitation
40% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.02in, 0.47mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the WNW at 19 to 22 MPH.
27 Sunday ↑36°  2c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Windy with snow showers possible
Precipitation
40% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0in, 0mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 16 to 26 MPH.
28 Monday ↑48°  9c° ↓36°  2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 7 to 16 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 23 April to 03 May, 2014 - Another low pressure system moves in today (21st) through Wednesday with potentially significant snowfall for Tahoe-Mammoth (but looking dry for southern California at this time), as it moves in strong and cold off the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Northwest will be more favored in this storm, for multiple feet of snow in the Cascades, possibly 1+ feet in the Sierra Nevada. The Inland Northwest will do good as well (northern Rocky Mountains including Big Sky and Jackson Hole), and mainly Tuesday through Thursday for Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. We see this followed by high pressure ridging aloft, building in across the western US Thursday and Friday (mostly sunny with fresh snow for most areas). Then, by next weekend (26th/ 27th) we expect another strong storm to move in, definitely wintry. Winter is not over yet for Western US ski areas, but it seems to be tapering off, in general. CM

Longer Range Outlook

As of now, April 2014, we are continuing to be affected by an ENSO-Neutral, or La Nada Sea Surface Temperature pattern across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific (SSTs near to slightly below average).

Current SST pattern- La Nada

The larger time-scale SST pattern in place right now is a cool phase PDO, or negative PDO, which stands for Pacific Decadal Oscillation. This is a more long term pattern (decades), and it has made any recent years El Nino SST patterns weaker.

We expect the ENSO Neutral, or La Nada pattern (almost a La Nina) to continue, and in the last 30 days we have seen more of a La Nina pattern develop with colder SST's along the eastern Equatorial Pacific and even the region 3.4 always referred to, though less so in 3.4. We are not seeing the trend toward El Nino yet.

Since we are seeing an actual cooling of the eastern Equatorial Pacific in the last month, and not much change in the 3.4 region, we expect this to not bode well for a shift out of a La Nada pattern, yet. We will keep this outlook updated as more information becomes available. If you want to know when the snow is coming (and be able to set unlimited alerts for any resort), within 5 minutes or less of us (our our sources) entering the data into any of our forecasts, be sure to download the app.

It's a mountain with multiple topographical personalities...long runs, wide-open groomed cruisers and pristine powder-filled bowls. Two of America's hairiest natural scare tactics - Mott and Killebrew Canyons. Steeps like The Face and Gunbarrel. And rows of regal pines spaced so perfectly, you'd swear Nature and the Gods of Tree Skiing were in cahoots. Most importantly, there's our legendary deep powder, which descends from the sky to serve up skiing and riding with California's most vertical. Heavenly is located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The resort spans two states with 50% of the terrain in Nevada and another 50% in California. Heavenly has four base lodges; Stagecoach and Boulder Lodges in Nevada; and the California Lodge and the Gondola at Heavenly Village located in California.

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