Showing posts from September, 2010

When Will The Party End?

At Least Two More Weeks of Near Perfect Weather For winter enthusiasts, these may be the worst of times. Trust me, there will be plenty of winter coming our way. Just not any time soon. We are looking at another 15 days with high temps around the mid-80's with  little variability. Our cool days will find highs in the mid-70's. There is literally no chance of any precipitation over the next 2 weeks, so expect an abundance of sunshine. Right now our weather is the best in the country and looks to stay that way for some time. La Nina Affect What a difference a year makes. Last year we had mountain snow during the Street Vibrations event. I remember thinking about all those cyclists that came here and how cold it was. This year, the temperature was in the 90's with beautiful clear skies. What is the difference? That's easy; last year was an El Nino year, this year is the exact opposite, a La Nina year. La Nina is the culprit. La Nina is a cooling anomaly in the equat

Back After Summer

Hello fans of the Tahoe Weather Blog. I am back after a very busy summer. Please notice the new look of the site and comment as you see fit. I unfortunately have not had time to blog about global warming, but plan to during the year. As we move through September, I am sure many of you have noticed changes in the weather. We know what is coming and this is the place to look for long term weather forecasts for the Northern and Central Sierra. Looking slightly ahead, we will have some cooler weather today and tomorrow that could bring some precip to the mountains with snow flurries in the highest elevations of the Northern Sierra (Tahoe) and perhaps 2-4 inches of snow above 10,000 feet in the Central Sierra (Mammoth, Yosemite). Here is a quick look at the accumodel for 84 hour precip: The Central Sierra could pick up as much as a half inch of liquid precip. At the high elevations that should be snow. Going to be a cool, wet night for the campers in Yosemite and the back country arou