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Short Range Forecast Discussion

Tahoe-Mammoth - Monday April 14, 2014 - It looks like high pressure ridging aloft will dominate for the most part, deflecting storms to the east and north through late week. We will update for this if necessary, but please check the long range outlook at the bottom of the page.
Please see our 1-2+ week long range outlook toward the bottom of this page.

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2,000 ft
2.5mi
RESORT INFO ↑55°  13c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 16 Apr @ 05:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 289 in
  • Average Base Depth 53 in
Comments
Snow surface is spring conditions and machine groomed.
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails73 of 86
  • Lifts9 of 15
  • Acreage2100 of 2300 (85%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails23 (27%)
  • Cross Country Area40
17 Thursday ↑55°  13c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 3 to 15 MPH.
18 Friday ↑54°  12c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated showers
Precipitation
Isolated Showers (Potential precip: 0.04in, 0.97mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSE at 3 to 9 MPH.
19 Saturday ↑55°  13c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the S at 5 to 14 MPH.
20 Sunday ↑57°  14c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 7 to 11 MPH.
21 Monday ↑54°  12c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.17in, 4.32mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SW at 13 to 17 MPH.
22 Tuesday ↑37°  3c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
40% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.15in, 3.87mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 1 to 2 inches of snowfall (3 to 5cm)
Wind
From the WSW at 10 to 17 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 20 to 30 April, 2014 - After the 20th (after this weekend), the overall pattern goes from high pressure ridging and dry for the most part, to unsettled with potential rain and snow, as large scale low pressure develops across the west coast and western US./ This unsettled pattern should continue through much of April, possibly switching back to high pressure and sunshine in the last week of April. 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.

We will keep this outlook updated as more information becomes available.
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We have the highest base elevation for any major ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area. Kirkwood also has the most snowfall this season for any resort in the Sierra. The mountain is often frequented by pro riders and skiers because the terrain is the most diverse of the local ski resorts. You can spend the day turning down a groomed run, shooting the half pipes, jibs, and rails in our terrain parks, bombing down a hair raising steep thick with untracked powder, or hucking yourself off a cornice at the peak. Whatever your preference, Kirkwood can accomodate it. Named one of the top 10 over all resorts in TransWorld Snow, Kirkwood is truly a Tahoe "must ski/ride.” Offering Lake Tahoe's highest base elevation for some of North America's deepest, driest snow. 2,300 acres of wide-open terrain promises something for everyone, from gentle groomed trails to hair-raising steeps and chutes. The resort was rated amongst the top 10 places to learn to ski by USA today and offers innovative First-Time Skier and Snowboarding programs on its wide, gentle slopes. The Children's Center makes skiing more convenient for families and fun for kids. Kirkwood also features a freestyle terrain park, half pipe, tubing hill, 80k of scenic cross country skiing, dog sled rides, and more. Looking for an escape from the frenzy of the modern world? Surrounded in every direction by endless miles of Wilderness and Forest Service Land, Kirkwood offers the unique balance of a world-class mountain with all the creature comforts in a pristine sanctuary.

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