It’s been a pretty perfect fall here in Tahoe. There were a few brief days of some early season pow skiing, but it’s been mostly clear skies with enjoyable moderate temperatures. That is supposed to change by the end of this week as a front moves into the region Wednesday and brings precipitation to our area from Thursday through the weekend. A faster cold front will sweep through Tahoe today, but colder temperatures will be the primary result as little to no precipitation is expected until Thursday.
NOAA has issued a special weather statement speaking to the colder temperatures expected in the Sierra Tuesday (15-20 degrees colder than Monday), with the following as the current highlight for potential precipitation later this week:
AN EVEN COLDER SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE THURSDAY AND LINGER THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE STRONG GUSTY WINDS WITH PERIODS OF ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL FOR THE SIERRA AND FOOTHILL LOCATIONS AS SNOW LEVELS DROP CLOSE TO VALLEY FLOORS. RIGHT NOW THE BEST CHANCE OF SNOW WILL BE LATE THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT AS THE MAIN FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA. A PERIOD OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AS ADDITIONAL MOISTURE MOVES INTO THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA.
Weather.com shows precipitation in the forecast for Squaw on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday on this week, although nothing looks to be substantial as far as accumulation is concerned at present. We’ll see what develops over the next few days, hope for the best, and keep you updated as a more detailed forecast emerges later in the week.