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Location Information

City
South Lake Tahoe
State
California
Country
United States
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Short Range Forecast Discussion
Please see the long range forecast (since 1998, near the bottom of the page)...
8,852 ft
6,640 ft
2,212 ft
2.5mi
RESORT INFO ↑55°  13c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
  • Last Update Unreported
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 0 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 46
  • Lifts0 of 11
  • Acreage0 of 2000 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
19 Saturday ↑55°  13c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 2 to 15 MPH.
20 Sunday ↑59°  15c° ↓36°  2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SE at 3 to 8 MPH.
21 Monday ↑55°  13c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with scattered showers
Precipitation
Scattered Showers (Potential precip: 0.1in, 2.63mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 8 to 19 MPH, with gusts up to 30MPH.
22 Tuesday ↑41°  5c° ↓23°  -5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
60% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.05in, 1.15mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the SW at 6 to 16 MPH.
23 Wednesday ↑45°  7c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for snow showers
Precipitation
20% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0in, 0mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 3 to 9 MPH.
24 Thursday ↑50°  10c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 6 to 10 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 next Monday 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.

The closest major family resort to the Bay Area and Sacramento, Sierra-at-Tahoe is Lake Tahoe's best-kept secret. The resort's North facing location keeps the snow in great condition for days and with a variety of terrain to choose from the entire family or group of friends can find something to cater toward their ability. Sierra is one of the only resorts that offers beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain all accessible from the summit lift, allowing groups to ride together while still enjoying the runs they want to hit. Five backcountry gates keep expert skiers entertained for hours and give breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe along with quite, uncrowded lines you can't find at other resorts. With new terrain park features, access to backcountry terrain, and new adventure parks for kids, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort has something to offer everyone. Sierra-at-Tahoe is Northern California's home away from home. At this resort, guests are greeted by name and treated like family. Located on Highway 50, Sierra is the closest major snowsports resort to San Francisco and Sacramento, yet it's just a stone's throw away from the glitz of South Lake Tahoe and a multitude of hotel and casino lodging options. Convenience, value and great service are just a few of the words that summarize Sierra. Another asset is the location of its slopes, which are wind-protected and cradle the fresh powder for days. Skiers and riders of all ability levels can easily find their niche here, whether it's exploring the never-ending tree skiing, cruising down a 2.5 mile beginner run from the summit or hucking themselves off a tabletop in one of the many terrain parks and pipes scattered throughout the mountain.

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