A storm is raging in Lake Tahoe right now and has already dropped around 5-12” of new snow. 4-8” of snow were forecasted in the above 6,000 feet through Tuesday. We’ve already gotten up to 5” of snow in Tahoe at the lower elevations is some location in Tahoe and it’s not over yet.
This morning, NOAA upped snow totals and added a Winter Weather Advisory saying that they were now expecting 6-10 inches of snow above 7,000 feet and 3-6 inches of snow at lake level.
It appears that many upper elevation areas in Lake Tahoe got over a foot of snow. Ski resorts aren’t reporting totals yet due to them being closed. This snow might even stick around for a bit if we’re lucky…
Snow levels are expected to drop to 4,500 feet today with even more snow coming.
Tahoe is lookin’ white and lookin’ good!
NOAA’s WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
325 AM PDT MON OCT 28 2013
…SNOW FOR THE NORTHERN SIERRA AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEVADA MONDAY MORNING… .
COLD LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO EASTERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA TONIGHT. A BAND OF RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FORM NEAR SUSANVILLE AND MOVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE RENO-CARSON CITY VICINITY AND LAKE TAHOE BASIN OVERNIGHT. THE BAND MAY PRODUCE A BURST OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL RAPIDLY FALL TO 4500 FEET BY SUNRISE MONDAY.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TODAY…
* TIMING: SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS MORNING.
* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE WHERE HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS LINGER.
* IMPACTS: ROADS AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN ARE SNOW COVERED WITH LOW VISIBILITY OVER THE HIGHER PASSES. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT THIS MORNING…ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.