Heads up Tahoe, there’s a big, warm ball of moisture headed straight for the Sierra and it’s going to be a mixed bag says NOAA.
A Winter Storm Watch is currently in effect for elevations above 7,500′ with areas around the Sierra Crest forecasted to see SEVERAL FEET of snow by Friday.
“It’s important to note, that these snowfall totals may change based on lower or higher snow levels being possible due to a subtropical moisture tap, but areas above 8,500’ will receive at least SEVERAL FEET of snowfall along the crest.” – NWS Reno
But the bummer of it all– it’s not going to be great for most resorts in the Tahoe area. Higher elevation resorts like Mt Rose and Sugarbowl should benefit from this base building storm while the rest of Tahoe gets soaked. Bummer.
Winter Storm Warning
Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village – 358 PM PST Mon Nov 13 2017
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT…
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Possible damage to trees and power lines. Total snow accumulations of a foot or more above 7500 feet. Accumulations below 7500 feet are more uncertain and depend on how fast snow levels fall Thursday, but 4 or more inches are possible.
* WHERE…Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN…From Wednesday afternoon through late Thursday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are
possible. VERY LONG TRAVEL DELAYS over Sierra passes possible
Wednesday night through Thursday night.