Aerial Photo Tour of Lake Tahoe, CA/NV’s Current Snowpack Today

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South Lake Tahoe from the air today. Heavenly ski resort in the foreground.  Desolation Wilderness and Pyramid Peak off the far side (west) side of the lake.  North to the right of the image. image: Tahoe Matt

Our buddy Tahoe Matt just took off from the Reno, NV airport and sent us these images.

The snowpack is looking pretty thin right now, but NOAA is forecasting a storm to come in and drop a decent amount of snow this week.

North Lake Tahoe from the air today. image: Tahoe Matt

NOAA is currently forecasting up to 3-feet of snow to fall on Lake Tahoe’s mountains on Wednesday and Thursday.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued.

 "Heavy snow and strong wind possible. Travel will be very
  difficult with chain controls and significant delays possible.
  Combination of heavy snow and strong wind will produce near zero
  visibilities at times. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 17
  inches, with localized amounts up to 3 feet possible. Wind gusts
  30 to 50 mph possible with gusts to 65 mph or more at the
  highest elevations." - NOAA Reno, NV today
South Lake Tahoe from the air today. image: Tahoe Matt

These 3 images give us a very good view of exactly how the Lake Tahoe, CA/NV snowpack is holding up right now.

Sierra Avalanche Center Snow Observations

November 13th, 2017 on Tamarack Peak, NV

images: sierra avalanche center, yesterday
East Ridge of Tamarack Peak (near Mt. Rose, NV) yesterday. image: Sierra Avalanche Center
Snow profile from Tamarack Peak (near Mt. Rose, NV) yesterday. image: Sierra Avalanche Center

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