Lake Tahoe Today = 6-12” of Snow in 12 Hours

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Issued by NOAA yesterday at 4pm.
Issued by NOAA yesterday at 4pm.

Tahoe is forecasted to get up to 12 inches of snow in 12 hours above 7,000 feet today.  Not bad.

This snow will fall on top of pretty meager snowfall amounts from yesterday.  The most any ski resort got was Sugar Bowl with 4” on the ground yesterday.

The snow today will be a huge boost for Tahoe skiers and riders as it’ll give a bit more hope for getting Tahoe ski resorts open by Thanksgiving.

NOAA:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
235 PM PST TUE NOV 19 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM PST
WEDNESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* TIMING: PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL INCREASE IN
  INTENSITY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. UP TO 4
  INCHES DOWN TO 6500 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS: 7000 FEET FALLING TO LAKE LEVEL DURING THE LATE
  EVENING WEDNESDAY.

MORE FROM NOAA:

Updated to increase rain and snow totals: Periods of rain and high elevation snow will begin tonight and continue into Thursday, with snow levels averaging 7000 to 7500 feet before falling to near 5000 feet Thursday morning. The heaviest precipitation is expected Wednesday afternoon and evening. This image [above in infographic] shows forecast liquid precipitation amounts across the Sierra and Western Nevada through late Thursday night. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect above 7000 feet near Lake Tahoe, where 6-12 inches of snow are expected. Below 7000 feet, mostly rain is expected with light snow accumulations possible Wednesday night down to lake level. Main impacts will be to road conditions with wet and slick roads likely in the lower elevations, and slushy or snow covered roads over the higher mountain passes above 7000 feet.


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