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City
South Lake Tahoe
State
California
Country
United States
Sierra-at-Tahoe Sierra-at-Tahoe Hot
Short Range Forecast Discussion
Please see the long range forecast toward the bottom of this page...
8,852 ft
6,640 ft
2,212 ft
2.5mi
RESORT INFO ↑75°  24c° ↓48°  9c° 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
02 Tuesday ↑75°  24c° ↓48°  9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 3 to 14 MPH.
03 Wednesday ↑72°  22c° ↓46°  8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 5 to 10 MPH.
04 Thursday ↑70°  21c° ↓46°  8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the E at 2 to 8 MPH.
05 Friday ↑68°  20c° ↓48°  9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 1 to 6 MPH.
06 Saturday ↑68°  20c° ↓48°  9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NNE at 2 to 6 MPH.
07 Sunday ↑68°  20c° ↓48°  9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the N at 2 to 7 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 06 to 16 September, 2014 - Unseasonably cold and strong low pressure continues being generated out of the Gulf of Alaska (no change), affecting mainly the northwest US and northern Rocky Mountains with periodic showers and below average temperatures, plus some high elevation snowfall there. The pattern should continue to include some chances for summer thunderstorms most days, but for more brief periods than usual. Temperatures should be near average. After the 10th we see possible strong low pressure and lower elevation snowfall for the Northwest US and northern Rocky Mountains. CM

Longer Range Outlook

As of now, August 2014, we are still on a path to see an El Nino Sea Surface Temperature pattern hold across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific. As of the last check, July has shown a possibly brief trend to cooler Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies across the eastern Equatorial Pacific (El Nino development has been put on hold for now). We will watch and see what happens.

Current SST pattern- La Nada

The larger time-scale SST pattern in place right now is still 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.

To reiterate, we expect an overall trend toward positive SST Anomalies along the eastern Equatorial Pacific. The likelihood of an El Nino pattern this fall and winter are really good, now "likely". Forecasts from other agencies are calling for El Nino conditions to hold this fall and winter. This would favor the southwest US (including southern California and across to Taos Ski Valley, even Aspen, Colorado) for heavier rain and snow this fall and mainly winter (2014-2015), after the wet monsoon summer across the southwest US. Northwest US areas, and southwest Canada, along with northern Colorado through Wyoming and the northern Rocky Mountains, should see an active monsoon (thunderstorms and showers) this summer, followed by a drier than average, or near average snowfall winter (2014-2015). This is our outlook for now, and we will update as info becomes available. All of this information is generated in-house.

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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