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2013 / 14 Tahoe Weather, Discussion & Stoke - Page 21post #601 of 211212/31/13 at 1:41pm
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #602 of 211212/31/13 at 1:47pmpost #603 of 211212/31/13 at 1:49pmpost #604 of 211212/31/13 at 2:06pmpost #605 of 211212/31/13 at 2:19pmpost #606 of 211212/31/13 at 2:42pmpost #607 of 211212/31/13 at 3:47pm
None of you are at fault. It's the busted fuses in our top secret hurricane/snow machine in AK. .
Edited: to delete the classified bit about the conspiracies all being truepost #608 of 211212/31/13 at 4:08pmpost #609 of 211212/31/13 at 4:20pmpost #610 of 211212/31/13 at 4:28pmThread Starterpost #611 of 211212/31/13 at 4:37pmpost #612 of 211212/31/13 at 8:22pm
Some nice bumps on Shirley on Sunday. The lower half was a maze to find your way through the obstacles. A patroller was busy shovelling snow onto the main track near the bottom. He and his shovel then headed over to Siberia, which actually had a pretty clean line from under the Palisades to the bottom, except that the bowl was littered with small stones, something I've seen even when there's good coverage when it's been windy. So thanks to patrol for trying to keep things open. Despite the obstacles those runs were a lot more fun than Red Dog Face which was packed with out of control skiers on sheet ice.post #613 of 21121/1/14 at 12:31am
Hahaha you guys are funny. I got the goods for two of three years living in Colorado, three of three in Utah and 50/50 back east. I got two good cycles, one eraly season last year and the spring the year before....other than that Tahoe has been ROUGH for me....I aint leaving till I get a decent season...I haven't given up hope yet, but going back to Utah gets more and more appealing with each busted forecast.
I mean I took a job this year, that should do it right? Do I need to start working days or something?post #614 of 21121/1/14 at 1:56ampost #615 of 21121/1/14 at 9:38amThread Starterpost #616 of 21121/1/14 at 10:13amQuote:
Yeah, I also saw that this morning along with all those "Driest Year on Record" articles in the media. The NE is ready to get more snow while the big mountains out here bathe in endless sunshine. If this keeps up we will see water restrictions before the summer begins. Opensnow isn't comforting right now, with too many hopes pinned on "IF," "AND" and "COULD." Here is part of what Bryan Allegretto published yesterday, while "looking for any sign of hope":
Looking at the Ensemble runs they are still split on whether the ridge builds back in throuh mid-month or only briefly with another trough for the West Coast. One thing of slight inteterest is one of the latest NCEP forecast for the MJO. It's much stronger than the other models but "IF" the MJO becomes active "AND" starts moving it "COULD" positively affect our weather beyond mid-month "IF" it heads towards phases 1 & 2. I had to emphasize there since we are now looking for any sign of hope. The PNA, AO, NAO, and MJO are all just floating in the neutral zone currently.post #617 of 21121/1/14 at 10:34amQuote:
What about the shops at hills that haven't opened yet for this season? I imagine their 40% off sales will start well before April. I was in the City yesterday morning and checked out the Presidio. The golf course never looked better in December and the parking lot was quite full. The golf gods are fat and happy, but Ullr is not.post #618 of 21121/1/14 at 11:24am
climateologists were saying that snowmaking won't save the ski industry forever. Meantie our resorts are building more dams and water recycling plants, and Sydney is finding rock structures to filter storm water into, like a piggy bank, from which water can be pumped later. But at Tahoe they're finally looking into this but some see it as 'stealing water from the neighbours'. Maybe they'll get their act together because resort towns die. Some of our towns burned down and never recovered when the snow tourists never came back to try all these 'great' green season attractions' that were too little too late..post #619 of 21121/1/14 at 1:53pm
I'm doing my part to bring snow to CA. (Or giving up on it coming soon.)
After mountain biking four out of the last five days of 2013 and with about 15 minutes left in the year, I booked flight to Denver and non-refundable rental car for Fri 1/3 to Fri 1/10. My friend who lives between Glenwood Springs and Aspen says I can sleep on his fold-out couch and I have two free days at Aspen ski areas from my MCP. After that I'm half-price at Aspen from MCP and half-price as Vail CO resorts from my Tahoe Value Pass. I'm hoping to get five days in. My round-trip flight was $10 using Alaska points, but requires spending most of Friday in Portland where I may get together with relatives in the area or at least get downtown.post #620 of 21121/1/14 at 2:00pm
Drought and global warming are not necessarily related. Tree stumps well below the surface of Lake Tahoe indicate a prolonged drought about 4000-5000 years ago, when it was colder. After the last ice age it was so dry in the area that trees could not grow. In order to make snow you need water and cold. Under a global warming scenario the Sierra could have abundant precipitation but in the form of rain. Snow making can extend a ski season or allow a resort to stay solvent through a dry year or two but it will never allow skiing to be viable where natural snow is not abundant most years.post #621 of 21121/1/14 at 4:00pmQuote:
If you can make snow when there isn't a single snowflake and attract blue bird day weekend visitations, and fill 8000 beds with programs and events for 10% of a short season at bed rates that would make Squaw green with envy, the resort does very well. (We also cut out lots of corruption so losses became the first profit in ages). Btw the 'real skiing' was over the back on green, light blue and dark blue runs protected from the heat and guests were shuttled up.
and you can time the lifts so the runs are 'empty' while there's a 10-15 minute line at the bottompost #622 of 21121/1/14 at 4:20pmpost #623 of 21121/1/14 at 4:52pmpost #624 of 21121/1/14 at 4:57pm
A post from 1/2/2012 shows this is nothing new, and plenty of us got huge pow turns, but late in the season. On January 16 2012 I did a Motorcycle trip over Ebbetts, Monitor and Carson passes. It was an incredibly bad year that ultimately delivered...Look familiar? (BTW, this is page 5 of the 2011-2012 thread. We have found 21 pages of stoke in 2013-2014 and cooler temperatures).Quote:Originally Posted by quant2325
At least ten more days of sunshine. That "one ski Lake Tahoe quiver" is turning out to be a 165 cm SL with 66mm or less in width. Of course, this too shall change. I made a small but important sacrifice to Ullr. He will listen (I hope) after the 12th. If not, I'm finding another snow god who will hopefully bring us some moisture this winter and prevent summertime Bay-area watering restrictions. Meanwhile, I'll ski the man-made stuff when possible. Skiing is like golf in that almost any day participating in the activity is a good day.
Lake Tahoe Weather
Today Jan 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Mostly Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny Sunny Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Sunny Sunny 63°F High 61° 59° 53° 53° 56° 58° 53° 49° 51° 21° Low 24° 19° 18° 17° 21° 20° 19° 19° 20°post #625 of 21121/1/14 at 5:04pm
Tomorrow California will conduct it's snow survey. I predict it will look like this or maybe a bit better:Quote:Originally Posted by Cirquerider
California snow survey shows state-wide water content at 19 percent Tahoe 12%
Rich Pedroncelli / AP
Reporters and photographers await Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, left, as carries a snow sample survey pole to began the first snow survey of the new year at the Phillips Station near Echo Summit Calif., Jan. 3, 2012. After one of the driest Decembers in recent years the survey showed the snow pack to to be only one-seventh of an inch in depth, the lowest ever recorded at this site for this time of year.
Rich Pedroncelli / AP
Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, checks the weight of a snow sample during the first snow survey of the new year at the Phillips Station near Echo Summit Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
Full survey report:
SACRAMENTO – Snow surveyors today reported that California’s mountain snowpack is among the driest for the date on record.
Manual and electronic readings today record the snowpack’s statewide water content at 19 percent of the January 3 average. That is only 7 percent of the average April 1measurement, when the snowpack is normally at its peak before the spring melt.
Despite today’s dry conditions, however, water managers remain cautiously optimistic about this year’s water supply.
“Fortunately, we have most of winter ahead of us, and our reservoir storage is good,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin.
Results of today’s manual readings by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) off Highway 50 near Echo Summit are as follows:
Location Elevation Snow Depth Water Content % of Long Term Average
Alpha 7,600 feet 0 0 0
Phillips Station 6,800 feet 4 .14 1
Lyons Creek 6,700 feet 7.1 2.4 20
Tamarack Flat 6,500 feet Missing
Electronic readings indicate that water content in the northern mountains is 21 percent of normal for the date and 8 percent of the April 1 seasonal average. Electronic readings for the central Sierra show 13 percent of normal for the date and 5 percent of the April 1 average. The numbers for the southern Sierra are 26 percent of average for the date and 9 percent of the April 1 average.
Statewide, the snowpack water content is 19 percent of normal for today’s date and 7 percent of April 1. DWR and cooperating agencies conduct manual snow surveys around the first of the month from January to May. The manual surveys supplement and check the accuracy of real-time electronic readings from sensors up and down the state.
DWR’s initial estimate is that the State Water Project (SWP) will be able to deliver 60 percent of the slightly more than 4 million acre-feet of water requested by the 29 public agencies that supply more than 25 million Californians and nearly a million acres of irrigated farmland.
The 60 percent delivery estimate is largely based on the known quantify of carryover reservoir storage. Unknown is how much snow and rain the state will get the rest of this winter.
Calendar year 2011 illustrates how weather-driven water supply conditions can dramatically change. The initial 2011 estimate was that the SWP would be able to deliver 25 percent of the slightly more than 4 million acre-feet requested. As winter took hold and storms swept the state, a near-record snowpack and heavy rains resulted in deliveries of 80 percent of requests in 2011. The final allocation was 50 percent in 2010, 40 percent in 2009, 35 percent in 2008, and 60 percent in 2007. The last 100 percent allocation – difficult to achieve even in wet years because of Delta pumping restrictions to protect threatened and endangered fish – was in 2006.
Lake Oroville in Butte County, the SWP’s principal storage reservoir with a capacity of 3.5 million acre-feet, is still 72 percent full thanks to last winter’s heavy storms. That is 114 percent of average for the date. Lake Shasta north of Redding, the federal Central Valley Project’s (CVP) largest reservoir with a capacity of 4.5 million acre-feet, is 68 percent full (106 percent of average). San Luis Reservoir in Merced County, an important reservoir south of the Delta, is 95 percent full (137 percent of average for the date). San Luis, with a capacity of 2, 027,840 acre-feet, is an important source of water for both the SWP and the CVP when pumping from the Delta is restricted or interrupted.post #626 of 21121/1/14 at 5:05pmpost #627 of 21121/1/14 at 8:10pm
$39 pp a night sounds stoked don't it?
Stay Midweek from $39pp/pn
Join us midweek and save big. Stay in the North Lake Tahoe area and get deeply discounted lodging and lift tickets good at Squaw & Alpine starting at $39pp/pn.post #628 of 21121/1/14 at 9:34pmQuote:
It would be helpful if you post a link. When I used Google to look for it, I found the following:
"Join us midweek and save big. Choose your location in North Lake Tahoe and enjoy. We've also got deeply discounted lift tickets available to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Starting from $39pp/pn. Questions? Call 800-731-8021 - See more at: http://squaw.com/trip-planning/vacation-packages/midweek-madness "
This does not look like it includes a lift ticket for $39/pp/pn only the opportunity to buy "deeply discounted lift tickets".post #629 of 21121/1/14 at 9:54pm
it's a lodging deal from $39 per person per night + taxes, 2 night midweek minimum stay.
Consider these Package requirements as you plan your dates
Midweek Madness 2014Crazy savings on your Lake Tahoe midweek stays. Staying in the North Lake Tahoe area you have access to the best resorts in Tahoe. Rates Starting at $39 pp/pn.
*Subject to availability and not available during holiday timerframes.
*advertised rate is before taxes; based on double occupancy; subject to availability; restrictions may apply. Rate based on a two night stay.Minimum nights stay required: 2
lol: "Rates" from $39 pn (per night), + taxes, "Stays" and "Availability" and "Double Occupancy" sounds like its more than a sleeping on a chairlift.
go to the www.squaw.com. The link is on the front page as 'deals' scroll the page. There's also $99/night for a 1 bedroom unit at the Village at Squaw.post #630 of 21121/2/14 at 5:09am
Plenty of $39 hotel rooms on the south shore...and luxury timeshares renting at only $80 per night now that we are into January. There is hope, but not yet from OpenSnow. Weather.com is showing moisture possibly coming this way:
Wed Jan 8 Partly Cloudy 46° 13° Partly Cloudy Chance of rain: 10% Wind: SSE at 2 mph
Thu Jan 9 Scattered Snow Showers 49° 15° Scattered Snow Showers Chance of snow: 40% Wind: W at 3 mph
Fri Jan 10 Rain / Snow 49° 16° Rain / Snow Chance of rain: 50% Wind: WSW at 4 mph
Sat Jan 11 Few Snow Showers 44° 15° Few Snow Showers Chance of snow: 30% Wind: SSW at 4 mph
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