This weekend could be your last shot at making powder turns this season in Tahoe. NOAA is forecasting a “significant snow event” that could drop as much as two feet of snow in the Sierras. Snow levels are forecasted be as low as 5,000 feet with heavy snowfall (1-2 feet) about 7,000.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will be open this weekend so get out there and get some!
Here is what NOAA is forecasting:
LONG TERM…THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY… MODELS REMAIN IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH TROUGH REACHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ON THURSDAY THEN DROPPING SOUTH ACROSS THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.
A SECOND SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY, WITH HIGH PRESSURE RETURNING TO THE WEST FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
JET WILL PUSH INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY MORNING, WITH THE STRONGEST PART OF THE SYSTEM REACHING THE SIERRA FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS ON TRACK TO FALL BELOW 7000 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND AS LOW AS 5500-6000 FEET FOR EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
THIS WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW OVER THE SIERRA PASSES. HIGH END LIQUID AMOUNTS FOR FRIDAY TO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING REMAIN AT 1-2 INCHES ALONG THE SIERRA CREST AND NEAR 0.75 AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN.
POTENTIAL REMAINS FOR A SIGNIFICANT SNOW EVENT ABOVE 7000 FEET IN THE SIERRA BY LATE APRIL STANDARDS.