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    Tahoe Weather, Conditions, Stoke, and What's Up Thread...

    Welcome to the 12/13 Tahoe Thread

    ATTENTION: First posts are not yet active... Still waiting on TGR to re-activate that functionality.

    CLICK HERE FOR FIRST POST


    Support Mag Projects First:

    Ski Logs ~jahroy~
    Unofficial Squaw ~UnofficialAndes~
    Unofficial Squaw Weather Beta ~Freshies~
    Unofficial Alpine ~gone2alpine~
    Unofficial Mt. Rose~gone2alpine~
    About Lake Tahoe ~powdork~
    powdork.com ~powdork~
    Match Stick Productions ~huckasoreass~
    Liftopia ~Evmo~
    The Weatha ~213~
    Powdiction ~321~
    Snow Bunny Ski Freak ~Jim S~
    Slay The Gnar ~Skier666~
    Gear Burger ~gonzo~ <- Now out of commission... A prime example of the Man keeping us down!
    The Gnoll Credo A novel by Spats ~Spats~
    Patch Skiing ~Vets~
    Food/Treat Map One stop shopping! ~Consigliere~
    Arcade Apparel ~Alkasquawlik~
    Reno Supermoto ~RaccoonFace~


    CA East Side BC Thread ~213~
    Eastern Sierras ~DrPete


    Just like last year, if you have suggestions, links, find bugs, or random thoughts let it flow. Hopefully this can become a useful tool that will only get better next year!

    08/09 Tahoe Thread

    09/10 Tahoe Thread

    10/11 Tahoe Thread


    Post 1: Quick links, Mag projects, NOAA radio, and announcements.

    Post 2: [SINGLE POST] Inter-G.N.A.R.

    Post 3: [SINGLE POST] Road conditions - Links, webcams, phone numbers and data

    Post 4: [SINGLE POST] WEATHER FORECASTS & SNOW CONDITIONS + BACKCOUNTRY INFO. Much info can be found here since details are important to the safety of BC skiers. If there is anything BC peeps want here let me know and it will be added.

    Post 5: [SINGLE POST] Tahoe CA/NV Resort Info - General resort info and 6 day forecasts here. More detailed snow condition info can be found in the BC info post.

    Post 6: [SINGLE POST] Arcade! - Internet Games

    Post 7: [SINGLE POST] SKI TOWN SNACKY TREATS (NORTH SIDE)

    Post 8: [SINGLE POST] SKI TOWN SNACKY TREATS (SOUTH SIDE)

    Post 9: [SINGLE POST] West Coast and Pacific Ocean maps and radar... All you can handle!

    *** Those who are interested can pour over the maps below, or you can get the NOAA Radio version of the weather forecast while you pinch your morning loaf! *** ~guermo~


    Or, short cut to the Weather Geek! ~The Dad~




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    ROAD CONDITIONS

    ~The Dad~
    www.beatthetraffic.com - good maps for Bay Area and SAC 'to

    http://www.geocities.com/dtmcbride/tahoe/i80-sn.html - The Guide to I-80 in the Sierra Nevada -- invaluable information about rest stops, gas stations, hotels, WiFi... you name it. I print out a copy and keep it in a binder in the car.


    ~Skis4Fun~

    WebCam Quick Links:

    Sierra Vision You Pick 'ems
    Tahoetopiea You Pick 'ems
    Truckee I-80 You Pick 'ems
    Sunnyside Resort
    Tahoe City


    TRAFFIC / ROAD CONDITIONS

    California DOT 800-427-7623 (800-GAS-ROAD) or 916-445-7623

    Nevada DOT - Highway Controls Summary 511 or 877-687-6237 (877-NVROADS)
    http://safetravelusa.com/nv/text.pl?file=controls

    CalTrans California Highway Condition Report hourly all highways summarized (California DOT) www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/Hourly

    CalTrans - Lake Tahoe Region Conditions www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roadlt

    CalTrans Chain Control - Chain On/Off Areas CalTrans D3 Maintenance (location, elevation, distance) http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departme...ChainOnOff.pdf
    www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/



    ACCIDENTS
    California Highway Patrol - Traffic Incident Page (select area - Truckee, Sacramento, Bishop, etc.)


    Nevada Highway Patrol - Current Road Closures and Incidents



    WEBCAMS

    Magnifeye CalTrans & Resort cams

    SierraVisions - Sierra Nevada Webcams

    Tahoetopia - Lake Tahoe Web Cams

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    WEATHER FORECASTS & SNOW CONDITIONS + BACKCOUNTRY INFO

    SNOTEL Data: ~ja_surf~
    Carson Pass
    Heavenly
    Echo Peak
    Fallen Leaf Lake
    Squaw Granite Chief
    Mt. Rose


    WEATHER & SNOW CONDITIONS ~Skis4Fun~

    Sierra Avalanche Center - Today's Advisory often includes percent water content during storms 530-587-2158

    Dweeb Report (Howard Sheckter) includes long term forecast

    Tahoe Weather Discussion

    http://weatherclimatelink.blogspot.c... term forecast

    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Reno)

    NWS Reno Tahoe forecast 775-673-8130

    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Sacramento)

    NWS - HPC Hydrometric Prediction Center - 5 day precipitation qpf

    NRCS National Resources Conservation Service - National Weather & Climate Center - California SNOTEL Sites

    MesoWest Station Interface - (data varies by sensor but may include precipitation accumulated; snow water in; Max & min - wind speed, wind gust, temp; etc.) Nearby Stations (Sensors - usually hourly readings) by radius Univ UT Dept Meteorology (50 mile radius from Squaw Valley, choose preferred Region & then Product - Station Locations, select station from map & then select Nearby Stations)

    Squaw Valley SQWC1 8200 ft

    Carson Pass CXSC1 8500 ft


    CDEC sites ~mmcpheet~

    North Tahoe:
    Ward Creek (Alpine Sherwood side)
    Squaw Valley Gold Coast
    Tahoe City Cross

    I80 Westslope:
    Meadow Lake (North of I80 westslope 7200)
    Huysink (South of I80 westslope 6600)
    Blue Canyon (I80 westslope 5280)
    Lake Spaulding (I80 westslope 5150)


    South Tahoe/West Shore:
    Echo Peak 5 (North of 50 near Upper Echo Lake)
    Fallen Leaf Lake
    Rubicon Peak 2
    Lake Lois (Desolation NW of Dicks/Jacks)
    Heavenly Valley
    Hagans Meadow (West of Freel Peak)
    Horse Meadow (South of Freel Peak)

    50 westslope:
    Forni Ridge (North of 50 7600)
    Alpha (North of 50 7600)

    Towards Kirkwood:
    Schneiders (between Sierra @ Tahoe and Kirkwood)
    Carson Pass
    Forestdale Creek
    Caples Lake
    Silver Lake
    Mud Lake

    BACKCOUNTRY INFO

    Backcountry Links thread by LeeLau https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=79349

    Chilling Avalanche Burial & Rescue POV Video by Chappy
    Visit vimeo website video "http://vimeo.com/6581009" for complete story "He was only buried for 4 and a half minutes which is incredibly short."

    [ame="http://vimeo.com/6581009"]Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska on Vimeo[/ame]

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    SKI TOWN TREATS AND GRINDS (NORTH)

    This post is for the secret spots you like to eat. I hate McD and the like so I'm going to start sharing my favorite places to eat and drink so perhaps it helps someone out like me. If you have a spot map it and post it. I will include it here.

    RENO:
    Los 4 Vientos: Awesome Mexican food. Brush up on your Spanish because English won't get you any food.

    Naan and Kabab: Mediteranian food. Pretty fkn good, and if you get there between 4pm and 6pm they have a two for one special.

    Ceol: Sweet laid back Irish bar. The owner is Ron from the Mt. Rose bar and he did a good job making a fun place to chill.

    Nicks Greek Deli: Literally Mom & possibly another Mom. Killer food, and great portions. I recommend the Gyro plate! Is everything Greek named Nick's?

    Slide Side: Small coffee shop and bar. Neet place struggling to survive. Built by skiers for skiers... in a crappy location. If you get a chance stop in.

    INCLINE:
    Austins, good down home cooking. ~unpossible~

    Ts Mesquite Rotisserie, no description given, but I am going to guess there is some sort of BBQ element involved... ~unpossible~

    NORTH LAKE TAHOE:
    -King's Beach
    Jasons Salad bar == YUM! ~Jim S~ <- This link is a little frigged up, and I can't fix it; but you want Jason's on the beach.

    Caliente Mexican food, with that comes MARGARITAS!

    Hiro Sushi Friday night all you can eat at the Sushi Bar only ~deuce~

    Char Pit Good Burger, fries and milkshakes(that bring all the boyz to the yard...wait?what? we're not doing that anymore? ~deuce~

    TRUCKEE:
    Tacos Jalisco ~bodywhomper~

    Squeeze In Gets a lot of tourists (real ones that only come up once a year and HAVE to go to this place they heard about) but the breakfast is solid. You like omelets...they like making omelets. ~deuce~

    Bill's Rotisserie Bill's Rotisserie $5 tri-tip sando is a winner and so is everything else! ~gone2alpine
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    SKI TOWN TREATS AND GRINDS (SOUTH)

    This post is for the secret spots you like to eat. I hate McD and the like so I'm going to start sharing my favorite places to eat and drink so perhaps it helps someone out like me. If you have a spot map it and post it. I will include it here.

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE:
    Artemis greek restaurant in SLT. Place has absolutley amazing food & it's Greek & not named Nick's. Try the venison burger. ~Nuthon~

    Burger Lounge It's all about the hangover helper. ~Nuthon~

    Turn 3 Always a good local spot for a cocktail. $3.50 bloodymary's with a beer back all day sunday, every sunday of the year. All football games & Nascar if your into that. ~Nuthon~

    Divided Sky in Meyers for cocktails as soon as your into town. ~Nuthon~

    The Brewery Pub, pizza, wings, and beer... What else do you need? EDIT: The beer is probably better than Freshies

    Freshies good California food menu and PLINY THE ELDER ON TAP - probably the best beer on tap in the entire Tahoe area (okay I don't know shit about North Lake pubs/bars). ~SchralphMacchio~

    Brothers Burrito House ~bodywhomper~

    Orchid Thai Solid Thai food ~deuce~

    Red Hut Waffle Shop ~deuce~

    Izzy's Burger Spa Good Burgers ~deuce~

    Riva Grill I would add riva grill to south lake tahoe eats great views on the lake and the food is pretty good also. ~SkiCougar


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    WEATHER MAPS


    Loops:
    University of Washington Maps

    What's coming:
    Powder Watch

    NOAA Satellite IR Images (These are HUDGE pics so I just linked them): ~POWPIG~

    1) 00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Near Pacific
    2) 00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Broad Pacific

    Maps:













    Infrared Loop:


    Water Vapor Loop:


    (click images for the pages you can see these maps in motion... and the stills should update themselves too!)









    Precipitation Forecast:







    5 Day Precip Forecast:
    ~SCUTSKI~







    Temperature Forecast:



    Inches of Water Expected:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IQLvcpWBM9...h/untitled.bmp ~woodsskier~
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    Nice job again rf, do you want to include which season it is in the title, that seems a tradition.

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    This is the best content driven 1st page of any regional thread. Well done again RaccoonFace!

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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harpo-the-skier View Post
    Nice job again rf, do you want to include which season it is in the title, that seems a tradition.
    I have not been able to think of a fun title... Maybe I took making it generic too far.

    I'll try and fix.

    Oh, and there are changes I said I would make last year but never got to. I am going to get those done in this version.
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    FWIW, the oak trees around my place pedict an average winter. Since I've lived here (past 3 winters) they've been right. Last fall had pretty much no acorns = drought year. Year before that had massive amounts of acorns = massive winter. This year so far = average acorns.
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    Nice work, as expected TMRF. Let it snow!

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    Woohoo! New Season, new thread.

    I'll come back here and edit this post to add a link, but I'm about to create a post about looking for a weekday member for our ski lease at Alpine Meadows. We have plenty of weekend members, but I'd love to find one more person/couple who ski predominantly on weekdays. Look for details in the link in a few minutes.

    Link: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...-member%28s%29
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    woo woo! pumped! so i was camping in the desolation this last week and guess what!!! we got snowed on! two nights in a row! first snow of the season im gonna guess! it didnt stick around but it was exciting to see!

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    did it dust at all in the basin?

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    The link to LeeLau's excellent Backcountry Links thread is still good.

    Some minor changes/additions:

    BACKCOUNTRY / SIDECOUNTRY INFO ~Skis4Fun~

    Chilling Avalanche Burial & Rescue POV Video and informative written commentary (at vimeo website) by Chappy "Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska"
    "He was only buried for 4 and a half minutes which is incredibly short."


    A Dozen More Turns - An Avalanche on Mt Nemesis in Centennial Mountains, MT by Amber Seyler (aka Chomper13 on TGR) “The film powerfully depicts how their pursuit of powder and desire to eek out a few extra turns ends up costing one man his life, while his best friend loses a leg in the accident. Backcountry skiing, avalanches and how the "human factor" - non-scientific, emotionally-spurred miscalculations - can have dire consequences.”
    "If one person is uncomfortable, that's a group decision. - by Sam Kavanaugh in A Dozen More Turns"
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

    Accident Report from Mt Nemesis in Centennial Mountains January 1, 2005 http://web.archive.org/web/200712092...p3?OID=5337213

    Sam Kavanaugh’s perspective 5 years after A Dozen More Turns “The mountains and the solitude of the backcountry remain a passionate place for me. Few things leave me feeling more alive; yet I am all too aware of the mountain’s ability to take a life and change others in very difficult ways. Get out there and earn some fresh tracks this season, but leave the powder blinders at home. Evaluate each slope, constantly observe your surroundings, and respect nature’s power.” http://www.backcountryaccess.com/200...en-more-turns/
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    Quote Originally Posted by harpo-the-skier View Post
    Nice job again rf, do you want to include which season it is in the title, that seems a tradition.
    I just was assuming he was creating an eternal thread.

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    Yo, RF, when you get a chance, could you add IV Coffee Lab to the Incline list of places to eat/drink?

    It opened late this summer and is close to the 7-11 (same complex as Fredricks and Bite). Anyhow, they serve the best coffee in Tahoe (fancy beans prepared individually pour-over style) and are good peeps. I'm not affiliated with them; I just like good coffee.

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    It's mid October. It was time.

    (and yeah, we should add 12/13 to the title)

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    I think we need to expand on some of the food options. Going to be spending a lot more time up there this season with the ski lease, so I'll start by asking: best sushi option(s) around Truckee / Donner / Tahoe City? I know most of the places in SLT but not so much on the north / west side.

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    What's funny is that I just noticed all the info on page one of the Tahoe threads...kind of always just clicked the latest page over the years. haha.

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