3 Storms Bring Snow Through Wednesday

Category: Weather
  • weather map at lake tahoe
  • weather map at lake tahoe
Storm 1:

Saturday the next storm moves in with gusty winds, colder air, and snow by afternoon.  The heaviest snow could fall during the evening with snow showers possibly lasting into Sunday morning.

Based on the latest runs we could see 6-10 inches at the base, and 10-15 inches on the mountain by Sunday morning.

Winds will be strong on Saturday with mountaintop gusts to 75+ mph, so expect possible upper mountain lift closures by afternoon.

Storm 2:

We may not see much of a break on Sunday before more snow could push in Sunday afternoon into Monday from the next wave.  Snow levels are expected to rise to around 6,500 feet Monday night, so a change to rain at the base is possible.

This 2nd storm could bring us an additional 6-11 inches at the base, and 11-20 inches on the mountain by Monday evening

Winds are still strong Sunday with mountaintop gusts to 70+mph, and even stronger on Monday with gusts in excess of 100 mph.  So expect upper mountain lift closures.

Storm 3:

A 3rd storm is expected to push in by Tuesday evening, and out by Wednesday evening.  This storm could start with higher snow levels around 7,500 feet, and then falling to the base with the cold front Wednesday.  This storm has the potential to bring 6-12 inches of additional snowfall.

Upper mountain winds could stay strong Tuesday into Wednesday.


It looks like we could start to dry out next Thursday as high pressure begins to build in over the West Coast.  That could last through Saturday.  The next storm could move in next Sunday into Monday if the trough holds together.