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Should Be A Good Weekend To Go Skiing In Tahoe

It’s looking like the Tahoe region will be picking up some new snow over the next 48 hours. The small weather system will be followed by sunny skies which should make for a great weekend of skiing and riding. Here is the forecast for the top of KT-22.

Forecast For the Top Of KT-22

Today: Snow. High near 28. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers, mainly before 4am. Low around 14. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday: Snow showers, mainly between 10am and 4pm. High near 17. West wind around 15 mph becoming north in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 25.

 

...COLDER TEMPERATURES WITH SNOW SHOWERS TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY...

SNOW TODAY AND TONIGHT...

A BAND OF SNOW WILL REACH NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA LATER THIS
MORNING...THEN SPREAD ACROSS THE SIERRA AND NORTHWEST NEVADA
DURING THE AFTERNOON. SNOW SHOULD BEGIN IN WESTERN NEVADA FROM
INTERSTATE 80 SOUTHWARD BY LATE AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO THIS
EVENING. SNOW AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE SIERRA
AND THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN...AND IN NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA WEST OF
HIGHWAY 395. FOR LOWER VALLEYS OF WESTERN NEVADA AND NORTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...UP TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE TONIGHT.

SNOW FRIDAY...

FOR THE SIERRA AND MOST OF WESTERN NEVADA...SNOW SHOWERS ARE
POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY. STRONGER SHOWERS MAY PRODUCE UP TO 2
INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL. HOWEVER...EAST OF HIGHWAY 95 A
LARGER SNOW BAND MAY DEVELOP...WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL
SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE IN EASTERN PORTIONS OF PERSHING AND
CHURCHILL COUNTIES BY FRIDAY EVENING.

WINDS AND COLD TEMPERATURES...

SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT WITH
GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH IN LOWER ELEVATIONS AND UP TO 75 MPH ACROSS
SIERRA RIDGES. WIND DIRECTION WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH FRIDAY WITH
GUSTS MAINLY BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH. TEMPERATURES WILL BE MUCH
COLDER FRIDAY WITH BRISK WINDS PRODUCING WIND CHILLS GENERALLY IN
THE TEENS AND 20S.

IMPACTS...

SLICK ROADS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN LOWER
ELEVATIONS OF WESTERN NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA...WITH CHAIN
CONTROLS LIKELY OVER MOST SIERRA PASSES. MOTORISTS IN THE RENO-
SPARKS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION AND ALLOW EXTRA DRIVING TIME
LATER TODAY DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE...AND PREPARE FOR SLICK
ROAD CONDITIONS AGAIN ON FRIDAY.

 

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