NOAA is reporting that the Sierra Avalanche Center is forecasting HIGH avalanche danger in the Lake Tahoe, CA/NV area tomorrow, Friday, morning, April 7th, 2017.
A storm is hitting Tahoe hard right now that is forecast to drop 2-4 feet of snow between now and Sunday.
"Snowfall rates could easily exceed 2"/hr for the higher elevations tonight into tomorrow morning." - NOAA Reno, NV today at 9:11pm
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED AVALANCHE WATCH U.S. FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 232 PM PDT THU APR 6 2017 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER. ...AN AVALANCHE WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 AM FRIDAY... THE CURRENT AVALANCHE DANGER IS MODERATE. THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO HIGH BY FRIDAY MORNING. THIS WATCH WAS POSTED AT 2:30 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 6 AND COVERS THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS BETWEEN YUBA PASS ON THE NORTH AND EBBETTS PASS ON THE SOUTH. THIS WATCH APPLIES ONLY TO BACKCOUNTRY AREAS OUTSIDE OF ESTABLISHED SKI AREA BOUNDARIES. THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PROVIDED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE, WHICH IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT. THIS WATCH DESCRIBES GENERAL AVALANCHE CONDITIONS AND LOCAL VARIATIONS ALWAYS OCCUR.