The decent sized storm forecast to impact Tahoe is hitting right now. NOAA is forecasting 7-15″ of snow in the mountains with some higher accumulations on the higher peaks with snow levels down to 3,500-feet. We can’t help wondering: Where was this storm in the middle of winter this year?
Tahoe just got 6-10″ of snow yesterday giving Squaw a fun powder day.
NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Lake Tahoe area.
A winter-like storm is moving through Northern California today, bringing rain and possible thunderstorms to the lower elevations and snow for the mountains. Expect winter driving conditions over the Sierra roadways, including chain controls and slow travel.
Most of the precipitation will occur through early this evening, peaking during the day. Snow total amounts of around 7 to 15 inches are expected in the mountains, locally greater amounts for higher peaks. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible, mainly this afternoon. Lingering showers will continue overnight through Wednesday, mainly in the mountains and foothills. – NOAA Sacramento
NOAA’s WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 252 AM PDT TUE APR 7 2015 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT WEDNESDAY... * TIMING: SNOW WILL SPREAD OVER THE SIERRA THIS MORNING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. * IMPACTS: SNOW WILL CREATE SLICK AND ICY ROADS WITH THE WORST CONDITIONS LIKELY THIS MORNING...AND FROM THIS EVENING INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80...AND HIGHWAYS 50...88...89...431...AND 267.