A big change is in store for the Lake Tahoe region this week beginning tonight. The weather will be 15-30 degrees colder, snow levels will drop down to 4,000 – 5,000 feet, and 4-8 inches of snow is forecasted. This storm is forecasted to roll in tonight and stay through Tuesday.
This isn’t a huge storm, but it’s a big change and surely a sign of good things to come in Tahoe.
NOAA has released a Special Weather Statement about the weather headed our way:
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
336 AM PDT SUN OCT 27 2013
…DRASTIC CHANGE IN THE WEATHER FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MONDAY AND TUESDAY…
* IMPACTS: COLDER TEMPERATURES AND WET ROADS. WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS OVER TRANS-SIERRA PASSES MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.
* TEMPERATURES: DAYTIME HIGHS WILL BE MUCH COLDER MONDAY AND
TUESDAY…15 TO 30 DEGREES COLDER THAN THIS WEEKEND.
* PRECIPITATION: WIDESPREAD MOUNTAIN/FOOTHILL SHOWERS WITH
SCATTERED VALLEY SHOWERS LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
* SNOW LEVELS: LOWERING SNOW LEVELS TO 4000 TO 5000 FEET BY EARLY
* ACCUMULATIONS: 4-8 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 6000…WITH A
FEW INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 5000 FEET.
* WINDS: NORTHERLY WIND GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE NORTHERN
SACRAMENTO VALLEY…SOUTHWESTERLY GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN THE
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY…AND SOUTHWEST GUSTS 50 TO 65 MPH
OVER HIGHER RIDGES IN THE SIERRA NEVADA SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
* A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE EASTERN SACRAMENTO
VALLEY AND SURROUNDING FOOTHILLS MONDAY AFTERNOON.
* SYNOPSIS: A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN AS IT
MOVES SOUTHWARD FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING MUCH COLDER AND UNSETTLED
WEATHER INTO THE REGION BEGINNING SUNDAY NIGHT AND LASTING INTO