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    Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 5:31am
This site is pretty sweet: http://opensnow.com

It has a local expert from different regions of the country predicting snow fall for the region.  Each guy on the site lives to predict snow fall.  Of course it is the weather so no matter it is hard to predict but these guys give it everything they have so digging the new site.  tahoeweatherdiscussion is now closed and has moved to this site. You can customize a dashboard which will show you predicted snowfall for a wide slew of mountains so you can try to chase the pow in your local region and beyond if you wish.

Pretty sweet.


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  Quote snowmen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 5:51am
Looks like a good site, thanks for the link.
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  Quote | | | bryman | | | Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 7:07am
BA rocks, hopefully he's able to make a couple bucks off this venture, I have been glued to tahoeweatherdiscussion for a couple years now.  More importantly, he's predicting pretty massive totals by Xmas !!!
 
 
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  Quote Ryanpmajor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 8:03am
interesting, thanks for the site!
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  Quote whitetiger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 11:26am
Thanks, I particularly like the U.S. map that shows which states have not even a small snow hill. Those are stated I could never live in.
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 12:42pm
Cool! I'll try this when I get one of those out of the blues weekend trip to Colorado. It even tell you estimated snow fall. nice..
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 1:17pm
Saw this when I went to TahoeWeatherDiscussion yesterday, really cool site. Sad the mid atlantic only need a 3x a week update and it's usually bleak. But it's definitely useful and a nice site.
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  Quote letourneau41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 1:19pm
I've been subscribing to Joel's newsletter for a few years.  He does the Colorado forecast.  He's much more accurate than most of the other weather sites.   
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2012 at 4:16pm
glad you guys are liking as much as I do...
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2012 at 10:44pm
I love this guy! Only site (when it was tahoeweatherdiscussion.com) I go to for snow forcast and predictions. He really knows his stuff!
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  Quote rosati777 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2012 at 10:44am
Well that was disappointing. 0-1" for all three mountains it had listed here
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  Quote milutinho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/24/2012 at 6:25am
will be using this thoroughly for the upcoming road trip...thank you kind sir
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2012 at 7:30am
They're predicting a 10 day dry spell for Tahoe after this storm. Hoping desperately that dryspell ends by the time I get there on Jan 12th.
 
It'll still be rad either way, but I'd love some pow pow.
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2012 at 4:24pm
Originally posted by CassinoNorth

They're predicting a 10 day dry spell for Tahoe after this storm. Hoping desperately that dryspell ends by the time I get there on Jan 12th.
 
It'll still be rad either way, but I'd love some pow pow.

I'm already sick of shoveling and crowds, so no haha.
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2012 at 10:23pm
This guy was right again!!! Woo hoo!!! pow! pow!
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  Quote JDiggidy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2012 at 6:26am
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Now, I'm not going to blame them for throwing up the 28% open number at my mountain... but dang... that really looks pathetic now. Cry 
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2012 at 10:06am
I am truly grateful for this guy's work! One of the first things I read in the morning! Timed my trip just right!
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/30/2012 at 5:24pm
"Still watching for the possibility of a pattern change between the 10th and 15th.  The temperatures are expected to stay below average over the next couple of weeks."

Yes please yes please yes please.
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2013 at 2:45pm
http://opensnow.com

need to bump this site every once and awhile so people are exposed to it :)
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  Quote )(nfinit)( Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2013 at 3:00pm
haha, Joel has a great site going.  He is optimistic about all conditions and tries to give people the insight they need without extra nonsense.  Doesn't give a weather prediction that favors resorts, just tells it like it is.  

Common theme he puts out, we don't have a clue about the exact weather until it's almost here.  So trust the 2-3 day forecast, look at anything else as trends.  opensnow is the best site.  He's doing great getting the word out.
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2013 at 3:39pm
The reality is you cant even trust the 2-3 day forecast. So many times the actual weather turns out different than what was predicted even in the short term. But they do a solid job of forecasting and to give you a general idea of what may or may not be on tap.

Great source.
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  Quote sleeepili Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2013 at 8:03pm
hmm, am i missing something? does the site do more than just provide historical snowfall data for a particular region and the forecast for the upcoming days?  It's nice to have all the snow info consolidated on one page though
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2013 at 5:55am
Originally posted by sleeepili

hmm, am i missing something? does the site do more than just provide historical snowfall data for a particular region and the forecast for the upcoming days?  It's nice to have all the snow info consolidated on one page though

I would say the main thing is that the forecasters on this site live for snow forecasting so as difficult of a job as it is they seem to do about as good as you can do.  The site has other cool features like the dashboard.  You can put all your favorite resorts on it and then it will forecast specific snowfall predictions for each resort.  I have all three resorts that I have season passes to Tahoe on it so it is a convenient way to see which mountain is predicted to have the most snowfall in the upcoming days.  Tahoe is like that where different mountains may see a fairly big discrepancy in snowfall depending on how the individual storm is coming together. I also put a couple Utah mountains on there cuz I have a friend who lives there and I like to see what is happening in his world.
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  Quote mommehK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 8:01pm
Love this one...!
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2013 at 8:04am
hmmm.. it gave me correct temperature but not the correct amount of snow Cry where's the 3-5 inches of snow? where??? I didn't see a spec that day.
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  Quote )(nfinit)( Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/21/2013 at 9:05am
I'm assuming you were looking location specific.  The goal of the snow totals is to try and hit the range, but depending on where you ride...you may get it you may not.  No weather prediction will get that perfect with the data and models they have available today.

For example, Vail and Breck may each get 10" and Copper may get 5".  Just the way it works, even though Copper is directly between them both.  I have also seen where Copper gets 8" and Vail and Breck only received 3".  


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