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storm coming - looking for a major reset after all the rain

By ccrossen | December 21, 2016

1217 PM PST WED DEC 21 2016


…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST
SATURDAY…


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 4
PM PST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.



* TIMING: SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE TAHOE BASIN FRIDAY MORNING WITH
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDDAY SATURDAY.


* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 15 TO 30 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET, WITH 8 TO
16 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL.


* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. SIERRA
RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 110 MPH.


* SNOW LEVELS: BELOW LAKE LEVEL.


* IMPACTS: VERY POOR VISIBILITY WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS LIKELY
ESPECIALLY OVER THE PASSES. DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR BACK
COUNTRY ACTIVITIES AND TRAVEL ON HIGHWAYS 50, 88, 89, 207, 267,
THE MT ROSE HIGHWAY AND INTERSTATE 80.

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12-24

By ccrossen | November 27, 2016

Great finish to the week… 12-24″ around the Tahoe basin, finally filling in some gaps, expanding our options tremendously. Still early season, but the snow quality with this latest Saturday night storm was amazing… enjoy. A few showers due for the next few days, temps stay cold, and the skiing should remain excellent. Enjoy.

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slow start

By ccrossen | November 21, 2016

A bit of a slow start this season after the early shots in October… we have some skiable areas out there, but it’s still low tide and head’s up skiing. After receiving 12-16″ up high, a couple down low with the weekend’s systems, we now look to the Tues-Wds low… this is a cold one, all snow, but quick moving. We’re expecting 4-8 inches above 7000′ and 1-4 down at 5000′. Things are lined up behind this one, another on Friday and then Sunday, so we should see some additional snowfall, but nothing major to report - looks like it’s going to be a slow build-up into Dec.

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AR event inbound

By ccrossen | October 13, 2016

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We are in store for an impressive early season kick-off … a lot of precip is coming our way, most of it in the form of rain for Tahoe, and a lot of wind, via an atmospheric river event that will begin very early Friday morning and last until early next week. There are multiple waves with  this system, with the first arriving Friday, and then again Sunday into Monday, with another following closely behind. Temps are high until Sunday evening. Right now it is not very clear how much snow Tahoe and the Sierra will get, but we’re looking at anywhere from 2-4 inches of water. From NWS: Snow levels will be in the 7,500- 8,500 foot range north of I-80 and 8,500-10,000 foot range south of there Sunday, falling to around 6,000-7,500 feet by Monday morning. This means that initially the only Sierra passes affected by snow will be Tioga, Sonora, and Mt Rose. However, by Sunday night into Monday, snow is possible on all Sierra passes and anyone with travel plans should be prepared for winter conditions.

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classics

By ccrossen | August 24, 2016

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Summer is in full climbing-swing right now, perfect granite weather for the Sierra. Great temps and lots of classic lines to explore… enjoy it before winter starts its approach and we switch gears.

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