Lake Tahoe, CA Backcountry Report: It’s DEEP Out There…

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from February 8th, 2019

Lake Tahoe got 81″ of new snow in the past week and it stayed cold.

We went backcountry yesterday and it was deep.

So, we thought we’d get out there again today.

Cornice. image: snowbrains

It was deep again.

We found some very fun terrain.

Conditions are all-time in the Tahoe Backcountry right now.

Miles and Rylo cam in deep… image: Nate Kushlan

The weather was windy, foggy, a bit snowy, and cold today.

NOAA is forecasting 2-5 feet of snow to fall in Lake Tahoe this weekend.

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 14 to 28 inches with the 
highest totals west of Highway 89, except 2 to 5 feet above 7000 feet expected. 
Winds gusting as high as 50 mph with ridge winds gusting as high as 110 mph. 

- NOAA Reno, NV today

It just won’t stop snowing here…

If you’re interested in skiing the Tahoe Backcountry, please contact Alpenglow Expeditions for a guide and all the local knowledge.

Nate. Cornice. image: snowbrains

FORECAST:

Forecast for the base of Squaw Valley, CA. image: noaa, today

Winter Storm Warning for Tahoe

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
205 PM PST Fri Feb 8 2019

Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY...

* CHANGES...Increased snow totals and wind gusts.

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 14 to 28
  inches with the highest totals west of Highway 89, except 2 to
  5 feet above 7000 feet expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph
  with ridge winds gusting as high as 110 mph.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Friday to 10 PM PST Sunday. Heaviest snow
  expected late Friday night and again Saturday afternoon
  through Sunday morning.

PHOTOS:

Nate chopping the cornice for our drop in spot. image: snowbrains
Foggy ridge walking… image: snowbrains
Nate found a seriously hanging cornice. image: snowbrains
Eric and trees. image: Nate Kushlan

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