3-6 Inches Friday-Saturday, Significant Snowfall Possible Monday-Thursday

Category: Weather
  • Lake tahoe winter storm radar
  • Lake tahoe winter storm radar
Friday-Saturday Storm:

Friday we start the day with increasing clouds as the next storm approaches.  Highs in the 30's on the upper mountain to near 40 at the base.  Light snow could begin to push in later in the afternoon.

The next storm is expected to move through quickly Friday night with scattered snow showers possible into Saturday.  We could see another 1-3 inches to the base and 3-6 inches of snow on the mountain by Saturday afternoon.  Highs in the 30's on the mountain.  Ridgetop winds gusting 30-40+ mph.

We should see a break in storms again Sunday with sunny skies and highs in the 30's & 40's.

Stronger Storms Next Week:

A slow-moving system approaches the coast by Monday and it could take until Friday to completely clear through CA.  Several waves could bring snow to the mountain through the week. 

The first wave Monday-Monday night could bring 4-8 inches of snow to the mountain.  We could see 1-3 inches of snow at the base, but the snow levels may rise just above the base to around 6,500 feet Monday into Monday night.

More moisture could be drawn in for Tuesday with snow continuing into Tuesday night.  Snow levels could continue to hover around 6,500 feet.  We could see an additional 7-11 inches of snow on the mountain by Wednesday morning.

The heaviest snow could push in Wednesday into Wednesday night, with snow levels falling below the base.  We could see an additional 1-2 feet of snow on the mountain by Thursday morning, with up to a foot at the base.  A few inches of snow are possible Thursday from a final wave before the storm moves out Thursday night.

We will be watching this system closely as we get closer and will continue to fine-tune the snowfall amounts.  Winds could be strong at times from this storm, likely affecting upper mountain lift operations.

Long-Range: 

We may see a break in the storms going into the weekend of the 30th just in time for Winter Wondergrass. 

The active pattern could continue though, with storms returning through the first week of April.

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