SIERRA AT TAHOE




Wind Advisory currently in effect for Sierra at Tahoe. * WHAT...Areas of north/northeast winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Gusts in northeast/southwest-oriented canyons/gaps up to 60 mph. * WHERE...Northeast Foothills, Western Plumas County and West Slopes Sierra Nevada. * WHEN...From 2 AM to 11 AM PDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Gusty winds could impact high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...See detailed hazards grid for a more detailed area of concern at wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=sto.
  • Snowpack
  • 30.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 100% below the seasonal average of 21". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 11 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 95.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • 4.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 30.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 15.1".

  • Air Temp
  • 61°
  • It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 50° - 64° over the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
30.0" (-100%) 21" 95.0" (2010) 0.0" (2012)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Tomorrow, Sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
CAMP SHELLEY None 6,256 ft
CAPLES LAKE 34 7,897 ft
SUGAR PINE POINT STATE PARK 175 6,465 ft
KIRKWOOD LAKE 12 7,674 ft
NEVADA BEACH 54 6,213 ft
D.L. BLISS STATE PARK 170 6,872 ft
BAYVIEW 13 6,819 ft
MEEKS BAY 40 6,225 ft
UPPER BLUE LAKE 32 8,172 ft
FALLEN LEAF 206 6,345 ft
CAMPGROUND BY THE LAKE 170 6,256 ft
MIDDLE CREEK/EXPANSION 35 8,106 ft
EL DORADO None 6,255 ft
SILVER FORK 35 5,531 ft
CAMP RICHARDSON COMPLEX 320 6,250 ft
EMERALD BAY STATE PARK 100 6,548 ft
UPPER BLUE LAKE DAM 25 8,162 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
SQUAW VALLEY 33" 61° 0"
NORTHSTAR 4" 70° 0"
HEAVENLY SKI RESORT 12" 59° 0"
SODA SPRINGS 24" 64° 0"
MT. ROSE SKI TAHOE 55" 63° 0"
SIERRA AT TAHOE 30" 61° 0"
BEAR VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT 24" 64° 0"
KIRKWOOD 15" 62° 0"
BOREAL MOUNTAIN RESORT 24" 64° 0"
ALPINE MEADOWS SKI AREA 27" 61° 0"
DONNER SKI RANCH 24" 64° 0"
HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 27" 61° 0"
DIAMOND PEAK -1" 71° 0"
TAHOE DONNER 24" 64° 0"
GRANLIBAKKEN SKI RESORT 27" 61° 0"
SUGAR BOWL RESORT 4" 70° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
TAHOE CITY TO RIVER RANCH 323.0cfs None Mi I
ROYAL GORGE (SODA SPRINGS TO TADPOLE CREEK) 817.0cfs 25.0 Mi V to V+

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
PILOT C AB STUMPY MEADOWS RES CA
USGS 11431800
3 cfs 4.1 ft
CARSON RIVER AT DAYTON
USGS 10311700
408 cfs 16.8 ft
THIRD CK NR CRYSTAL BAY
USGS 10336698
17 cfs 2.4 ft
E F CARSON R BL MARKLEEVILLE C NR MARKLEEVILLECA
USGS 10308200
1,010 cfs 4.5 ft
UP TRUCKEE R A SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA
USGS 10336610
292 cfs 6.2 ft
EAGLE ROCK CK NR STATELINE
USGS 103367592
1 cfs 5.3 ft
W WALKER R BLW L WALKER R NR COLEVILLE
USGS 10296000
933 cfs 3.7 ft
INCLINE CK ABV TYROL VILLAGE NR INCLINE VILLAGE NV
USGS 103366993
7 cfs 3.1 ft
WEST FORK CARSON RIVER AT WOODFORDS
USGS 10310000
228 cfs 11.4 ft
ASPEN C ABV LEVIATHAN MINE NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 103087891
0 cfs 0.3 ft
LEVIATHAN C AB MINE NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308783
0 cfs 3.3 ft
TRUCKEE R A TAHOE CITY CA
USGS 10337500
234 cfs 3.5 ft
UPPER TRUCKEE R AT HWY 50 ABOVE MEYERS CA
USGS 103366092
271 cfs 6.4 ft
LEVIATHAN MINE ADIT DRAIN NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308784
0 cfs 9.7 ft
DAGGETT CREEK NEAR GENOA
USGS 10310400
2 cfs 0.8 ft
TRUCKEE R AT RENO
USGS 10348000
882 cfs 5.5 ft
PILOT C BL MUTTON CANYON NR GEORGETOWN CA
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
DOG CREEK AT VERDI
USGS 10347310
2 cfs 2.5 ft
INCLINE CK NR CRYSTAL BAY
USGS 10336700
9 cfs 1.8 ft
CARSON RIVER NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311000
601 cfs 3.3 ft
GENERAL C NR MEEKS BAY CA
USGS 10336645
81 cfs 2.0 ft
GALENA C AT GALENA C STATE PARK
USGS 10348850
17 cfs 11.2 ft
KINGS CANYON CREEK NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311100
0 cfs 3.5 ft
BRYANT C BL MOUNTAINEER C NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308794
2 cfs 4.0 ft
W WALKER R NR COLEVILLE
USGS 10296500
806 cfs 4.9 ft
GLENBROOK CK AT GLENBROOK
USGS 10336730
2 cfs 1.8 ft
N TRUCKEE DRAIN AT KLEPPE LN NR SPARKS
USGS 10348300
108 cfs 4.5 ft
TRUCKEE R BL MARTIS C NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10339410
921 cfs 5.1 ft
INDEPENDENCE C NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10343000
5 cfs 2.4 ft
STEAMBOAT C AT STEAMBOAT
USGS 10349300
13 cfs 1.0 ft
EAST FORK CARSON RIVER NEAR GARDNERVILLE
USGS 10309000
1,040 cfs 10.9 ft
UPPER TRUCKEE R AT S UPPER TRUCKEE RD NR MEYERS CA
USGS 10336580
4 cfs 5.1 ft
TRUCKEE R A FARAD CA
USGS 10346000
1,230 cfs 5.1 ft
DONNER C A DONNER LK NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10338500
99 cfs 3.7 ft
FRANKTOWN C NR CARSON CITY
USGS 10348460
4 cfs 4.1 ft
LITTLE TRUCKEE R BL DIV DAM NR SIERRAVILLE CA
USGS 10341950
3 cfs 1.0 ft
EDGEWOOD CK AT STATELINE
USGS 10336760
2 cfs 3.7 ft
TRUCKEE R NR SPARKS
USGS 10348200
797 cfs 6.3 ft
LITTLE TRUCKEE R BL BOCA DAM NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10344500
6 cfs 0.6 ft
CLEAR CREEK NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10310500
3 cfs 1.2 ft
BLACKWOOD C NR TAHOE CITY CA
USGS 10336660
162 cfs 9.7 ft
TRUCKEE RIVER NR TRACY
USGS 10350340
907 cfs 7.9 ft
TRUCKEE R A BOCA BRIDGE NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10344505
1,040 cfs 7.3 ft
STEAMBOAT CK AT SHORT LN AT RENO
USGS 10349849
41 cfs 0.8 ft
TRUCKEE R AT VISTA
USGS 10350000
855 cfs 5.2 ft
SAGEHEN C NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10343500
20 cfs 2.2 ft
ASPEN C OVERBURDEN SEEP NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 103087892
0 cfs 0.1 ft
CARSON RIVER AT DEER RUN ROAD NEAR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311400
626 cfs 6.0 ft
HUNTER C NR RENO
USGS 10347600
14 cfs 7.4 ft
EAGLE VALLEY CREEK AT CARSON CITY
USGS 10311300
2 cfs 4.5 ft
4L C NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 103087889
0 cfs 4.9 ft
DONNER C AT HWY 89 NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10338700
288 cfs 4.4 ft
TROUT C NR TAHOE VALLEY CA
USGS 10336780
47 cfs 5.9 ft
TRUCKEE R NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10338000
574 cfs 2.8 ft
LOGAN HOUSE CK NR GLENBROOK
USGS 10336740
0 cfs 4.1 ft
PROSSER C BL PROSSER C DAM NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10340500
91 cfs 1.9 ft
TRUCKEE RIVER NR MOGUL
USGS 10347460
973 cfs 6.8 ft
LEVIATHAN C CHANNEL UNDERDRAIN NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 103087885
0 cfs 0.2 ft
LITTLE TRUCKEE R AB BOCA RES NR TRUCKEE CA
USGS 10344400
204 cfs 1.3 ft
WARD C AT HWY 89 NR TAHOE PINES CA
USGS 10336676
98 cfs 6.3 ft
N TRUCKEE DRAIN AT SPANISH SPRINGS RD NR SPARKS NV
USGS 10348245
2 cfs 1.8 ft
ASH CANYON CK NR CARSON CITY
USGS 10311200
3 cfs 4.0 ft
LEVIATHAN C AB ASPEN C NR MARKLEEVILLE CA
USGS 10308789
1 cfs 4.6 ft
STEAMBOAT C AT CLEANWATER WAY NR RENO
USGS 10349980
51 cfs 4.8 ft
BRYANT C NR GARDNERVILLE
USGS 10308800
7 cfs 5.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
BLACK SPRINGS
SNOTEL BLSC1
0.65" 0.11"
BLOODS CREEK
SNOTEL BLCC1
0.32" -0.13"

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