*This Storm just got UPGRADED…a lot. Now they are saying 2-4 feet above 7,000 feet & 9-18 inches below 7,000 feet in Tahoe.*
from earlier post:
Sick of the rain, you are? Hoping that the rain will switch to snow before you get up here this weekend? Well, you’re in luck. This weekend is looking stellar.
“BY FRIDAY NIGHT…A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE SIERRA WITH SNOW LEVELS LOWERING BELOW 6000 FEET. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND MOST HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.” – noaa.gov
Sounds like it’ll be a rough drive up, but you’re used to it. Remember last year? You snow freaks were doing short-cuts around where CHP closed 80 and/or driving highway 49 to 89 thru Sierraville and over? Remember that? Yeah, you’re a buncha snow freaks. You’ll get here, we know you will.
WINTER STORM WARNING FROM NOAA.gov:
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 5 PM PDT SATURDAY…
* TIMING: RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY WEST OF HIGHWAY 89. AT LAKE LEVEL…RAIN WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. RAIN WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY LATE FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW LIKELY FROM JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT TO MID MORNING SATURDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 3 FEET OF SNOW ARE LIKELY ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS TO NEAR 4 FEET ALONG THE SIERRA CREST. BELOW 7000 FEET…9 TO 18 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 89 FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 100 MPH OVER THE SIERRA RIDGES.
* SNOW LEVELS: 7500 T0 8000 FEET EARLY FRIDAY EVENING…FALLING TO LAKE LEVEL BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
Sounds like this weekend will be good skiing, stormy, and packed at Squaw but hopefully they can get the upper mountain open. Monday and Tuesday should be less busy with plenty of snow left over for the stragglers.