Looks Like Winter is Here :)

First snow fall this year

Well it looks like old man winter showed up a little earlier than usual this year.  The unusually large snow was a welcome sight for the local ski areas and the school kids who got to miss a couple of days of school.  We are looking forward to a snow-packed, fun filled, water producing year.

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Looks Like The BIG ONE Is Here!!

Hazardous weather condition(s):

This Afternoon: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 4pm. Snow level 6300 feet. High near 42. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight: Snow before 10pm, then rain and snow. Low around 33. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

M.L.King Day: Rain and snow. High near 35. Breezy, with a south wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Monday Night: Snow. Low around 26. Breezy, with a south wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tuesday: Snow. High near 31. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tuesday Night: Snow. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday: Snow. High near 32. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday Night: Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28.

Thursday: Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 29.

Thursday Night: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29.

Friday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 22.

Saturday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32.

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Snow and Ski Report Week of 1/11/10

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — After a rash of warmer weather, including fog and rain, some snow is expected to return this week to the area, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

A special weather statement forecasts two winter storms this week, on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. They should bring gusty winds, along with mountain snow and valley rain.

“Significant snowfall is likely on the Sierra Tuesday and Wednesday, with total accumulations of 6 inches or more in the Tahoe basin …” the statement reads.

As the storm approaches, it is expected to scour the fog that has hovered over the lake all weekend, NWS reports.

Below is an extended forecast, complements of www.noaa.gov. Also included in this story is an update of snow conditions, lift information and operations at various Lake Tahoe ski resorts as of Monday, Jan. 11. Please check with individual ski resorts for latest conditions and operations.

Extended forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. South wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of rain before 4am, then rain and snow likely. Snow level 7200 feet. Cloudy, with a low around 34. South wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday: Rain and snow likely before 10am, then snow. High near 41. Windy, with a south wind between 25 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Snow. Low around 34. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday: Snow showers, mainly before 10am. High near 38. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Sunday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

 

Resort Round-Up

ALPINE MEADOWS

www.skialpine.com

Open lifts: 8 of 12

Open trails: 32 out of 32

Upper mountain snow: 65 inches

Lower mountain snow: 40 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed main runs, variable conditions off piste.

BOREAL

www.borealski.com

Open lifts: 5 of 6

Open trails: 41 of 41

Upper mountain snow: 75-inch base

Lower mountain snow: 75-inch base

Snow condition: Machine groomed packed powder. Watch for unmarked obstacles.

DIAMOND PEAK

www.diamondpeak.com

Open Lifts: 4 of 6

Open trails: 31 out of 31

Upper mountain snow: 36 inches

Lower mountain snow: 24 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed.

HEAVENLY

www.skiheavenly.com

Open trails: 80 of 94

Open lifts: 28 of 29

Upper mountain snow: 48 inches

Lower mountain snow: 28 inches

Snow condition: Machine-groomed and machine-made snow.

HOMEWOOD

www.skihomewood.com

Open lifts: 6 of 6

Open trails: 59 of 65

Upper mountain snow: 54 inches

Lower mountain snow: 40 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed main runs, variable conditions off piste.

KIRKWOOD

www.kirkwood.com

Open trails: 72 of 72

Groomed Trails: 32

Open lifts: 10 of 12

Upper mountain snow: 80 inches

Lower mountain snow: 60 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed and skier packed powder.

KIRKWOOD XC

Open trail: 50 kilometers

Snow: 36 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed.

MOUNT ROSE

www.skirose.com

Open trails: 45 of 45 (all chutes closed)

Open lifts: 5 out of 7

Upper mountain snow: 42 inches

Lower mountain snow: 20 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed and skier/rider packed snow.

NORTHSTAR AT TAHOE

www.northstarattahoe.com

Open lifts: 17 of 19

Open trails: 88 of 91 (11 easy, 40 moderate, 37 black diamond or above)

Groomed trails: 52

Upper mountain snow: 34 inches

Lower mountain snow: 20 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed.

ROYAL GORGE CROSS COUNTY

www.royalgorge.com

Open trails: Not available

Groomed trails: 58

Upper mountain snow: 52 inches

Lower mountain snow: 42 inches

Snow condition: Packed powder.

SIERRA AT TAHOE

www.sierraattahoe.com

Open lifts: 9

Open trails: 43

Upper mountain snow: 38 inches

Lower mountain snow: 36 inches

Snow condition: Machine groomed.

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This Week in South Lake Tahoe

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Once again we have a lot going on this week in South Tahoe.  Here are a few ideas if you are looking for something to do.

  • Nov 11  Veterans Day ceremony 11-11:30am at the American Legion Post #795 located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  Rain or Shine
  • Nov 12-14 “The Importance of Being Earnest” playing at the Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater at 8pm.  For more information please call the Duke Theatre Box Office at 530-541-4660 x207.
  • Nov 12 Mt. Tallac Leadership fundraising event at Chevys Fresh Mex.  25% fo the total will be donated to this local school.  4-9pm located at 3678 Lake Tahoe Blvd.  This is a super fun way to enjoy a great dinner and support our local youth.
  • Nov 13 Tahoe Senior Plaza yearly Craft, Bake and Rummage Sale.  Stars at 9am. For more info call 530-542-7048.
  • Nov 13 The 39th annual “An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting” presented by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe.  Food, wine, silent auction and more.  Tickets at 866-801-8652.
  • Nov 14th  Friends of the Library Book Sale at the El Dorado County Branch Library.  Located at 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd from 10-3.  For more info call 530-542-2857.

These are just some ideas.  Hope you have a great week.  Possible snow tomorrow!!!! Wax the boards and skis.

 

 

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Snowfall in South Lake Tahoe

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Believe it or not South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding communities do have microclimates. These microclimates become evident in the winter months. Typically areas in and around Meyers (including Christmas Valley and the North Upper Truckee areas) have the most significant snowfall. As you move east that amount of snowfall from the same storms drops, sometimes significantly. The Nevada side of the lake is often referred to as the “Banana Belt” when it comes to snowfall.

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