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South Lake Tahoe
State
California
Country
United States
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Short Range Forecast Discussion
Short Range Forecast Discussion - We will start updating this in October. Please check below the daily details on this page for a 7-14 day longer range forecast, and a 2014-2015 winter outlook! CM

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RESORT INFO ↑70°  21c° ↓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
23 Wednesday ↑70°  21c° ↓48°  9c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 3 to 16 MPH.
24 Thursday ↑73°  23c° ↓52°  11c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the S at 2 to 8 MPH.
25 Friday ↑75°  24c° ↓54°  12c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 1 to 14 MPH.
26 Saturday ↑79°  26c° ↓57°  14c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
Mostly Sunny (Potential precip: 0.01in, 0.25mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 1 to 10 MPH.
27 Sunday ↑79°  26c° ↓57°  14c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
Partly Cloudy (Potential precip: 0.06in, 1.41mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the E at 2 to 10 MPH.
28 Monday ↑79°  26c° ↓55°  13c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
Isolated Storms (Potential precip: 0.06in, 1.49mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the S at 2 to 10 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:
Longer Range Outlook

As of now, July 2014, we are still on a path to see an El Nino Sea Surface Temperature pattern develop across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific (SSTs near to slightly below average). In fact, as of the last check, all of May and up until the last check of the charts (July), we see a trend to warmer Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (or at least warmer than average Sea Surface Temperatures (SST's) holding overall) across the eastern Equatorial Pacific (good sign).

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 (and have seen) a trend toward positive SST Anomalies along the eastern Equatorial Pacific as of June 2, 2014 (SST's just west of South America along the equator are warming up, still). The likelihood of an El Nino pattern materializing by this summer and fall are becoming greater, now "likely". Forecasts from other agencies are calling for El Nino conditions to develop this summer and fall as well. 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 a potentially wet monsoon summer across the southwest US including southern California through Colorado. 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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