Snow for Tahoe? Crazy!

Snow for Tahoe? Crazy!

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Snow for Tahoe? Crazy!

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Latest Weather update for Tahoe from the guys at TahoeLoco.com.

August 6, 2009
A freakish, almost winter-like storm is forecast to sweep through the Sierra today, dropping temperatures 15 to 20 degrees below normal, kicking up high winds and spreading rain and snow — yes snow — at the highest elevations. All of this will be the result of a cold low-pressure system that’s been parked off the Pacific coast for several days and is finally moving inland. The system will be moving to the- east and northeast- as it passes through, and areas north of Tahoe toward Lassen County should see the heaviest precipitation. But the region between Interstate 80 and Highway 50 is also expected to see some rain by late morning or early afternoon as the system’s back side trails behind it. A dusting of snow is possible above 9000 feet, so Mt. Rose could see a few flakes at its summit. Winds will be around 20 mph with gusts to 35. A high wind advisory has been issued for Lake Tahoe today. Temperatures in some mountain valleys — particularly the Truckee-Martis area — could drop to around freezing tonight.

The low pressure system will be to the east of us by Friday, and conditions should begin to stabilize, with wind speeds dropping and temperatures rising a bit. By Saturday, high temperatures will bounce back 10 to 15 degrees but will still be at least slightly on the cool side for this time of year. Winds should be calm. Sunday should be pleasant as a high pressure ridge begins to rebuild over the Great Basin and California.
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