NOAA is being very nebulous bout this weekend’s storm. They’re saying saying we should expect a “moderate” amount of snow, 1-2″ of snow per hour at times, snow levels between 6,000-8,000 feet (see images below), heaviest snow during day on Friday.
“Snowfall rates are likely to bring periods of daytime snow accumulation to all Sierra passes above 7000 feet, with light accumulation possible as low as 6000 feet. The heaviest snow will be from Tahoe north Friday morning and from Tahoe south in the afternoon.” – NOAA Reno, NV today
Bryan Allegretto from OpenSnow.com is forecasting 3-15″ of snow for Tahoe’s mountains by Monday. BA also thinks more snow might be in store for Tahoe next week:
“The weather stays cold Tuesday with highs in the 30’s and 40’s, and then another low may dive South into CA Wednesday-Thursday with more snow possible.” – BA/OpenSnow.com
“Wet spring weather arrives tonight as a storm system moves through the area into Friday. The system will bring light valley rain and mountain snow. Chain controls and travel delays are possible near pass levels. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible Friday with a few strong storms not out of the question (stay tuned for more details on this).” – NOAA Sacramento, CA today