Up To 28″ of Snow Possible For Tahoe by Sunday

Up To 28″ of Snow Possible For Tahoe by Sunday

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Up To 28″ of Snow Possible For Tahoe by Sunday

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NOAA is saying that 28″ of new snow is possible in Tahoe by Sunday.  This snow total will come via two storms:  one on Wed-Thurs, then another on Fri-Sun.  The first snow could bring 8-12″ of new snow above 7,000 feet and the second storm is forecast to drop another 8-16″ of fresh snow.

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Forecast For Top of KT-22 @ Squaw Valley 

Today: Snow likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow. Low around 26. Windy, with a south wind 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow. High near 29. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday: Snow. High near 32. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Friday Night: Snow. Low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Saturday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

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A major weather change will occur across interior Northern California beginning Wednesday as the first in a series of Pacific storm systems push across the region.The first system is expected to start with snow levels around 7000 feet. This system could generate 8-12 inches of snowfall above the 7000 level and 4-8 inches between 6000-7000 ft. Snow will impact travelers at the higher pass levels Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. The second system will follow closely on its heels and is expected to bring lower snow levels ranging down to 4000 to 5000 feet by the early weekend. An additional 8 to 16 inches of snowfall is forecast above the 6000 foot level with lesser amounts down to roughly the 4000 foot level. High-Country travelers will need to carry chains and prepare for winter driving conditions with slippery roads and potential delays. Valley and foothill residents should see a good soaking type rain with these weather systems with 1 to 2 inch total rainfall estimates for the Valley and 2 to 3 inch rainfall amounts for the foothills. In addition, isolated thunderstorms with hail and heavy rains will likely affect mainly the Valley and foothill regions through Saturday.” – NOAA Sacramento, CA

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