NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the greater Tahoe Area. Snow accumulation could be as high as 3 feet above 7000′ with 4-6″ at lake level. The winter storm watch will be in effect from Friday evening through late Saturday night.
NOAA: Special Weather Statement
A Winter Storm is forecast to move into northern California and northwest Nevada starting Friday, with snow impacting travel in
the Sierra Friday night, Saturday, and into Sunday. Windy conditions and periods of rain and snow are expected for western
* What can we expect in the Sierra? Gusty winds, rain and snow starting Friday, with heavy rain and snow Saturday into Sunday morning. Travel will be difficult at times.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
320 AM PDT Wed Nov 1 2017
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee,
Markleeville, Stateline, Glenbrook, and Incline Village
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
especially over passes. Damage to trees and power lines is
possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with 1 to
3 feet above 7000 to 7500 feet, are possible. Totals at Lake
Tahoe level may range from 1 to 3 inches up to 8 inches
depending on how quickly snow levels fall.
* WHERE…Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN…From Friday evening through late Saturday night.