Lake Tahoe Is About To Get Pounded With Snow | Up To 5 FEET at Lake Level

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PINK=Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE=Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA
PINK=Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE=Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierras are about to get pounded with snow once again. Last week, they were hit by a storm that dropped 80+” of snow on the area.

This storm has already begun and is expected to last through Thursday morning. It is expected to dump up to 8 FEET of snow on the Lake Tahoe area above 7000 ft and up to 5 FEET at lake level.

The 7-day snowfall totals are looking GOOD for Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierras. Image: Tropical Tidbits
The 7-day snowfall totals are looking GOOD for Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierras. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7-Day Precipitation totals are massive. Image: NOAA Today
7-Day Precipitation totals are massive. Image: NOAA Today

Lake Tahoe, CA: 2-5′ at Lake Level

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 FEET AT LAKE TAHOE LEVEL.
- NOAA Reno, NV Today
Snow Totals Through Thursday Morning. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Yesterday
Snow Totals Through Thursday Morning. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Yesterday
48-hour precipitation totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today
48-hour precipitation totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today

Lake Tahoe Snowfall: 4-8′ Above 7000 ft

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET
- NOAA Reno, NV Today
Crazy flooding and snow. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today
Crazy flooding and snow. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today
HUGE snow and rain totals. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA Today
HUGE snow and rain totals. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA Today

As the flooding continues this week, heavy snowfall will persist in the mountains and at lower elevations.

Winter Storm Warnings throughout the Eastern Sierras as well. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA Today
Winter Storm Warnings throughout the Eastern Sierras as well. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA Today
Above average snowfall is forecasted for Northwestern CA throughout the next 6-10 days. Image: NOAA Today
Above average snowfall is forecasted for Northwestern CA throughout the next 6-10 days. Image: NOAA Today

Precipitation is expected to be above average in Northern California over the next 6-10 days.

Huge snow at Mt. Rose already. Image: Mt. Rose Facebook Page
Huge snow at Mt. Rose already. Image: Mt. Rose Facebook Page

Lake Tahoe Storm Forecast:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
520 AM PST MON JAN 9 2017

GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE,
AND INCLINE VILLAGE
520 AM PST MON JAN 9 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
THURSDAY...

* TIMING: RAIN AND SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW THIS MORNING
  WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH 2 TO 5
  FEET AT LAKE TAHOE LEVEL.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. SIERRA RIDGE
  GUSTS OVER 100 MPH. A PERIOD OF STRONGER WINDS TUESDAY AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: BELOW LAKE LEVEL...BRIEFLY RISING TO AROUND 6500
  FEET TUESDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE FALLING AGAIN.

* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL EXIST FOR TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR
  ACTIVITIES WITH HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATION ON ALL SIERRA PASSES.
  THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WIND MAY MAKE FOR
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

 


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