Get ready, here comes round two. An additional 4 feet or more of light powder snow could fall on Tahoe by the end of this weekend.
With a storm this cold we could see snow as fall down as sea level. TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com tells us, “snow levels could drop close to sea level Friday night in Northern CA. That means you could see snow in Redding, Chico, Sacramento, San Francisco, and even down pretty low near L.A. although I don’t think it will snow in the city. Last time that San Francisco had measurable snow of 1 inch was February 5th 1976.” – tahoeweatherdiscussion.com
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..VERY COLD WINTER STORM LATE THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT... .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FROM CANADA WILL MOVE SOUTH WITH SNOW MOVING INTO THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND NORTHWEST NEVADA BY LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. VERY COLD AIR WITH THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE A POWDERY SNOW...WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE DUE TO GUSTY WINDS. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE SIERRA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY SHOULD PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. NOAA
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 4 AM PST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 4 AM PST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING: HEAVY SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 12 TO 24 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL...WITH 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET. * WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 90 MPH. * IMPACTS: HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. CHAIN CONTROLS ARE EXPECTED...WITH HIGHWAY CLOSURES POSSIBLE. * ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL OVER THE MAJOR PASSES SHOULD CONSIDER COMPLETING THEIR TRIP OVER THE SIERRA BY MIDDAY THURSDAY...OR POSTPONING TRAVEL UNTIL SATURDAY.Keep track of all Tahoe storm updates on our Unofficial Weather Page.