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High and Dry

By ccrossen | October 25, 2017

We have high pressure solidly in place over California. The high pressure begins to break down toward the end of this week, but no precipitation in the forecast at all, just cooler temps. No snow until at least November…. Coasts and mountains are beautiful right now, get out and enjoy.

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J. Jones new trailer

By ccrossen | October 17, 2017

Life of Glide Trailer

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By ccrossen | October 17, 2017

Winter ’17-18 is getting a bit of a slow start in Tahoe. Other areas are having all-time early seasons, and we have a little dusting on tap for later this week, but, overall, we’re looking dry for the near-term. Hang tight and enjoy the fall. One of the nicest falls we’ve had in a long, long time. This weather will change starting Thursday, as a very windy and brisk system drops down into N. California. We don’t expect much precip, but above 7,500 we should see light snow. Then we have a warm-up starting again Sunday.

From NWS Reno:

Primary weather concern for this week will be the approaching storm
system for Thursday and Friday. Model simulations continue to trend
towards less rain/snow and more wind. Ridge winds will increase
significantly with this storm with gusts between 80-100 mph
possible. Wind gusts of this magnitude are pretty typical for
fall/winter storms. A weak moisture feed with this storm will
provide some chances for precipitation across areas north of
Highway 50, but the amounts are looking lower than previous model
runs have shown. Wind gusts along the cold frontal passage
Thursday afternoon/evening will likely be around 40 to 50 mph with
locally higher wind gusts to 60 mph possible. There are fire
weather concerns with the gusty winds too, so be sure to check out
the Fire Weather Discussion below. Downslope enhancement is
feasible, but it would be right along and with the cold FRONT
Thursday evening. Minor changes from day-to-day have made it
difficult to pin down the downslope potential. Just know we are
keeping an eye on it!

Precipitation will likely occur with this storm especially along the
Sierra crest and north of Highway 50, but amounts have been reduced
since we first started talking about the storm. It looks like we
could get between 0.25 and 0.50 inch for northeast CA, Tahoe basin,
and near the Sierra crest (mainly north of Tioga Pass) with lighter
amounts elsewhere.

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never-ending winter

By ccrossen | April 4, 2017


We are quickly approaching 750″ total snowfall for the higher areas in Tahoe, more in the Central Sierra. It’s been a big winter, now on par with 2010-2011, but with much more water. The peaks are filled in, lines being hit that’s haven’t seen proper tracks in a long time. Great top see everyone getting out there and exploring a bit. This weekend we have another (#12?) atmospheric river event in store, beginning Thursday evening through Saturday. Up to 36-48″ up high. Snow levels look to fluctuate a lot around lake level, so it’s not clear yet what will happen. Hang on!

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By ccrossen | January 25, 2017


Massive January… now in the books. Biggest January ever, biggest month ever. Donner Summit/Sugarbowl reporting near 300 inches for January 2017. It has been hectic and amazing, intense, tragic, and unbelievable. We now close the month with a bunch of humility and digging out. Looks like a new AR on tap for mid-next week. Stay tuned. Head’s up out there… lots of strange layers, different densities, and things happening where they typically do not…

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