What's the Long Range Weather Forecast for Tahoe?

For those of you who have had the opportunity to get out and enjoy the nice weather for a long walk with your pooch, or sunny day on the slopes this year, you know that the conditions are good enough for a great day on or off the mountain right now.

As the weather continues to offer spectacular Sierra sunshine, we also look toward the West for any snow to come in the near future.

According to a few of our best connections, it's on the way later this month and into February. Here's what our contacts at OpenSnow.com have to say:

Extended Forecast

The long-range models continue to show the pattern opening up to wetter systems for the week of the 25th through the end of the month. The show several low-pressure systems spinning down the West Coast from the Gulf of Alaska through next week. 

The next storm could move in as early as Sunday evening and into next Monday. Depending on the track down from the north, this system could pull in more moisture than the Friday system dropping down from the north.

Fantasy Range:

The active pattern could continue through the end of the month with more storms dropping down the coast from the north/northwest. We will have to watch the track of each as none are guaranteed to bring heavy snow. But we like the cold aspect of the storms, and hopefully they will track down right along the coast pulling in moisture from the Pacific.

The long-range models continue to suggest that the pattern we are shifting into, with the trough over the West Coast, could continue into February.

Farmer's Almanac

The tried and true Farmer's Almanac echoes the estimated predictions from Open Snow..

Dates Weather Conditions
Jan 1-6 Rain and snow showers, mild
Jan 7-15 Sunny, turning cold
Jan 16-26 Snow showers, then sunny, mild
Jan 27-31 Snowy periods, cold
January temperature 34° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 1" (0.5" below avg.)

Dates Weather Conditions
Feb 1-7 Rainy periods, mild
Feb 8-13 Snow showers, turning cold
Feb 14-17 Sunny, mild
Feb 18-28 Snowy periods, then sunny, cold
February temperature 33.5° (3° below avg. north, 2° above south)
precipitation 2" (0.5" above avg.)


One more source of weather predictions for the Lake Tahoe region is Accuweather.com. We like this site as we can choose 'monthly' forecasts way in advance.

Their predictions for February show a good potential for considerable snowfall later in the month - and just in time for the spring ski season!

All combined? Thanks to cold temperatures and incredible grooming, we can predict that no matter where you go, there will be some good skiing and boarding to be found.

Be sure to book your vacation rental to Incline Village and Crystal Bay as soon as you know when you are headed to the snow. We are here to help you find the ideal pet-friendly mountain cabin, lakeview home, or large home to rent for your vacation to the Lake!