First is the Winter Weather Advisory: "...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY... SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH TONIGHT: 4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET...WITH 1 TO 4 INCHES DOWN TO LAKE LEVEL. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR ALONG THE SIERRA CREST AND HIGHWAY 89.” - noaa.gov Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory for Lake Tahoe | 1-3 Feet by Sat. | Unofficial Networks

Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory for Lake Tahoe | 1-3 Feet by Sat.

Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory for Lake Tahoe | 1-3 Feet by Sat.

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Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory for Lake Tahoe | 1-3 Feet by Sat.

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Squaw snow this evening at the base

Now, we know it’s real. Tahoe is under a Winter Weather Advisory AND Winter Storm Warning AND the snow levels are looking good.  Game on.

First the Winter Weather Advisory:

“…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY…” – noaa.gov

 

“SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH TONIGHT: 4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET…WITH 1 TO 4 INCHES DOWN TO LAKE LEVEL. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR ALONG THE SIERRA CREST AND HIGHWAY 89.” – noaa.gov

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Base of Squaw is snowing right now

Second the Winter Storm Warning:

“…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY…” – noaa.gov

 

“A STRONGER STORM WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND BRING THE THREAT FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE SIERRA FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 7000 FEET IN THE TAHOE BASIN AND ABOVE 7500 FEET IN MONO COUNTY.” – noaa.gov

 

“We should pick up around 1-2 feet above 7000 ft. with 2-3 feet along the crest by Saturday night. That brings the storm totals to 18-30 inches above 7000 ft. through Saturday night and 30-48 inches along the crest.” – TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com

 

“NOW ACCUMULATIONS FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO SATURDAY MORNING: 2 FEET OR MORE ABOVE 8000 FEET…1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET…WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL. HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN.” – noaa.gov

kt-22 lets us know now that Granite Chief is closed

Snow Levels:

“SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO SATURDAY: RISING TO 7500 TO 8000 FEET FRIDAY EVENING…LOWERING TO NEAR 6000 FEET SATURDAY MORNING.” – noaa.gov

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