click the play button above to watch the precipitation forecast for today in CA.
NOAA has issued a Special Weather Statement for Lake Tahoe, CA for this weekend. They are calling for 6-12 inches of snow to fall in Tahoe over the weekend. This is a far cry for the up to 4-feet that was hoped for earlier this week, but we’ll take it. Every inch counts at this point.
Squaw, Boreal, Northstar, Mt. Rose, and Heavenly are open in Lake Tahoe right now.
OpenSnow thinks we could see up to 2-feet this weekend:
Snow levels will fluctuate throughout the weekend between 6000-7000 feet. By Monday morning total snowfall above 7000 ft. could be 6-12 inches, with 12-18 inches West of the basin along the Sierra Crest. – OpenSnow.com
NOAA Special Weather Statement:
...PERIODS OF MOUNTAIN SNOW THIS WEEKEND... LATEST FORECAST TRENDS ARE BRINGING IN MORE SNOW AND LOWER SNOW LEVELS THAT MAY AFFECT TRAVELERS OVER THE SIERRA FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SNOW LEVELS MAY DROP AS LOW AS 5500 FEET AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN AND TO VALLEY FLOORS NORTH OF SUSANVILLE AS COLDER AIR FILTERS IN FROM THE NORTH. FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS MEDIUM FOR THE WEEKEND AND TRAVELERS SHOULD CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES IN THE COMING DAYS. PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TONIGHT IN THE SIERRA AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OVER THE WEEKEND FOR THE TAHOE BASIN ABOVE 7000 FEET MAY BE AS MUCH AS 6 TO 12 INCHES AFFECTING TRAVEL OVER INTERSTATE 80...HIGHWAY 50 AND OTHER MOUNTAIN HIGHWAYS. FOR AREAS NORTH OF LAKE TAHOE...SEVERAL INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WEST OF HIGHWAY 395 ABOVE 5500 FEET AFFECTING YUBA PASS AND FREDONYER SUMMIT. SNOW LEVELS MAY DROP TO VALLEY FLOORS NORTH OF SUSANVILLE WITH LIGHT SNOW IN THE DESERT VALLEYS OF NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA. ANYONE TRAVELING OVER THE SIERRA THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND POTENTIAL DELAYS.