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MAJOR WEATHER CHANGES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BEGINNING MID-WEEK AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES TOWARD THE WEST COAST.

– weather.gov

Any time the Special Weather Statement from NOAA starts with those lines, you can pretty well assume things are going to be great, or catastrophically bad.  In our case, things are looking toward the *mostly* positive side, with anywhere between 5-10″ of liquid precipitation on tap for the week ahead.  The bulk of the precipitation is scheduled to fall Thursday night into Friday.  Ladies and Gents, we have ourselves a Pineapple Express coming heavy (and hopefully not too hot!).

Snow Levels:

It’s hard to say at the moment, but it’s looking like snow levels are going to start at around lake level for the first wave, potentially raising to 7500 feet  for the second wave into Sunday, with snow levels possibly dropping to lake level again for the end of the storm.

Above 8000 ft. 4-8 feet of snow is possible Wed-Mon.

– From our friend over at Tahoe Weather Discussion

GFS Forecast Model

GFS Forecast Model

It’s looking like the upper mountain of Tahoe resorts are about to get HAMMERED.  The question remains though, how low will the snow levels go???

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