The wind is nuking in Lake Tahoe, CA/NV today.
Up to 90mph gusts on the ridges today already and the the wind is forecast to increase.
Up to 130mph winds are forecast today:
SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 130 MPH. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Lake Tahoe is forecast to see 3-7 foot waves today.
* LAKE TAHOE: DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING BOATING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH WAVE HEIGHTS 3 TO 7 FEET. -NOAA Reno, NV today
The wind and rain has shut down 3 Tahoe ski resorts:
- Squaw Valley
- Homewood (closed due to rain, not wind)
- Mt. Rose
Tahoe ski resorts that are open have limited operations generally only running lower mountain lifts.
Alpine Meadows has Roundhouse open, so we’re going to head over there and give it a whirl.
The boys will most certainly be out there surfing the lake today.
HIGH WIND WARNING for LAKE TAHOE:
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 453 AM PST WED DEC 14 2016 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-GREATER RENO-CARSON CITY-MINDEN AREA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE, INCLINE VILLAGE, SPARKS, GARDNERVILLE, AND VIRGINIA CITY ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM PST THURSDAY... * TIMING: SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. * WINDS: SOUTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 65 TO 70 MPH. GUSTS OVER 80 MPH LIKELY IN WIND PRONE AREAS AROUND RENO...CARSON CITY AND MINDEN. SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 130 MPH. * LAKE TAHOE: DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING BOATING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH WAVE HEIGHTS 3 TO 7 FEET. * IMPACTS: WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DAMAGE TREES...POWER LINES AND ROOFS. STRONG CROSS WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH ROAD CLOSURES POSSIBLE.