A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Lake Tahoe Thursday – Friday.
This is gonna be a big week for Lake Tahoe. Perhaps the last big snow of the season for us. Relish and cherish it. They are calling for 1-2 feet of snow above 7,000 feet and 75 mph winds.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday are gonna be good this week.
WINTER STORM WATCH:
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…
* TIMING: SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE SIERRA THURSDAY AFTERNOON… INCREASING IN INTENSITY OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH UP TO 12 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH.
The second of the two storms will move into the area Thursday afternoon into Friday, and will be much stronger than the first. It will bring a reinforcing shot of cold air, keeping snow levels in the 4000 to 5000 foot range, and has more precipitation associated with it. There is the potential for heavy snow in the Sierra with 1 to 2 feet possible above 7000 feet and up to 12 inches below 7000 feet. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect Thursday evening through Friday evening for the Greater Lake Tahoe area and Mono County. Travel will likely be impacted across all Sierra passes Thursday night into Friday. The storm is cold enough to bring snow into the lower Western Nevada Valleys, though it will be hard to accumulate on roadways during the day due to mid-spring sun angle. Light accumulation on grass and dirt surfaces is possible. High temperatures on Friday will be 15 to 20 degrees below normal with snow showers continuing throughout the day.