NOAA is forecasting yet another winter storm to impact the Tahoe region this Thursday.
“Another storm is expected to impact the Sierra on Thursday December 3rd. Ahead of the snow, winds could be gusting to 80 mph or more along the crest and up to 50 mph in the lower elevations. Western Nevada valleys will most likely be ‘shadowed’ from the bulk of the precipitation. This leaves lower confidence in snow potential across western Nevada. Snow amounts are the current best estimates.” – US National Weather Service Reno Nevada
NOAA Long Term Forecast (Wednesday – Sunday)
MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW GOOD CONTINUITY FOR A MODEST WINTER STORM THURSDAY WITH ONLY MINIMAL TIMING DIFFERENCES. RIGHT NOW, THE BRUNT OF THE WINTER WEATHER IS FORECAST TO OCCUR THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THURSDAY EVENING. MAIN UPPER JET REACHES THE NORTHERN SIERRA LATE WED-WED NIGHT AND WORKS SOUTHWARD ALONG THE SIERRA THURSDAY, AS UPPER TROUGH SWINGS INLAND ALONG THE WEST COAST. RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW MAY REACH THE SIERRA AS EARLY AS THURSDAY MORNING, ALTHOUGH LOW-MID LEVEL FLOW WILL TURN SOUTHERLY AND KEEP PRECIPITATION CLOSE TO THE CREST THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. STRONG GUSTY WINDS LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL PRECEDE THE PRECIPITATION. OVERALL CONFIDENCE IN A STORM IS HIGH BUT ONLY MEDIUM WITH REGARD TO TIMING AND DETAILS.