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    Lake Tahoe 2015/16 - Year of Godzilla Baby Jesus

    Welcome... Again!
    This is the year's El Niño is being hyped as at least strong and possibly very strong. The temperature anomaly this last week surpassed that of 1997. It is the Godzilla El Niño.
    Some El Niño links
    September El nino update
    NOAA's El Nino portal





    Support Mag Projects First:
    I got rid of some broken outdated links, and and added Ottime's. Let me know if there's others.
    Unofficial Alpine ~gone2alpine~
    About Lake Tahoe ~powdork~
    powdork.com ~powdork~
    Match Stick Productions ~huckasoreass~
    Liftopia ~Evmo~
    Powdiction ~321~
    Snow Bunny Ski Freak ~Jim S~
    Slay The Gnar ~Skier666~
    Powder Happy ~Ottime~
    The Gnoll Credo A novel by Spats ~Spats~
    Patch Skiing ~Vets~
    Food/Treat Map One stop shopping! ~Consigliere~
    Arcade Apparel ~Alkasquawlik~
    PM Gear ~splat~



    Is there an East Side Thread that needs to be updated here?

    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
    11/12 Tahoe Thread
    13/14 Tahoe Thread
    14/15 Thread





    *** 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~





    Thanks Guys!
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    ROAD CONDITIONS

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


    WebCam Quick Links:
    Tahoetopiea You Pick 'ems
    Truckee I-80 You Pick 'ems


    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)
    nvroads.com

    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

    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 - Know before you go

    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Reno)

    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Sacramento)

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

    Mammoth Forecast from the Dweeb

    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

    Some Backcountry Info
    Sierra Avalanche Center - Know before you go. Also consider donating or attending one of their many events.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/avalanche/
    When the "Forecasts" tab is open, click "Snow Level Forecasts." Really cool charts that show whether the snow level is likely to dip below the passes (or lifts or trailheads) in the near future. ~LightRanger~
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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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    I apologize I have been away for four years, it has been too long. Looks like I will be back for most of the month of March. The snow will return this year.

    Edited for Big Grizzly in South Lake
    Well worth the click if you did not catch it over on unofficial

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=910_1442592997
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    More snow in 15/16 please!

    Powdork leading the charge to his secret stash of ice last season
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    Needs a Boreal Ridge sub-thread.
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    First page birches.
    Dork,
    Please be sure to get all the weather maps on there.
    Cuz I don't really care about burritos.
    Or coffee.
    Thanks

    3snowboards

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    I prefer Bruce Lee to Gozilla, but YMMV.

    Cool we had a bit of a dusting. Pretty standard. Too bad it's back to fire weather this weekend.

    Avalanche Workshop on October 17:
    http://register.asapconnected.com//C...CourseId=62363
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    I'll get the rest up after work tonight
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    It's starting to feel like winter... until you check out the 10 day forecast. Thanks for taking the reins, PowDork.

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    Damn, its supposed to get hot again?

    Twister data dot com is sometimes good for their GFS forecast. Sometimes its way off.

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    Good link to add for all of the places in the area that offer avy classes: http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/education

    Maybe if there's an actual snow pack to study I can finally get my AIARE 1. I've been wanting to do it for four years now... should have back in 2011 when I had the chance.

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    Warm in Santa Cruz pockets today. Gonna get hot this weekend with the local mountains aiming for 99 this Sunday. Not really feeling like snow weather. One final last summer blast. Gulf of Alaska is getting active. I predict hot to warm through first week of November, followed by a 3-4-5' dump of cement with a thin layer of cream cheese frosting and a dusting if powdered sugar. Old school style switch. For now, I'm waiting for some surf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Good link to add for all of the places in the area that offer avy classes: http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/education

    Maybe if there's an actual snow pack to study I can finally get my AIARE 1. I've been wanting to do it for four years now... should have back in 2011 when I had the chance.
    Im in the same boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aevergreene View Post
    Im in the same boat.
    PM digitaldeath. He's the Avy I expert on the forum. He'll get you set up.
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    more blathering for blathering thread.
    Who's going to South Lake Avy Workshop? Sold out last year, bigger venue this year.
    I don't know who's presenting yet, will post up if I get details.
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    I'll be there."
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