The highly anticipated storm rolled through last night and lived up to expectations. Most ski resorts got around 18-22 inches of new snow. It’s only 15F right now and tonight will be -3F in the Tahoe Basin.
The Winter Storm Warning was set to expire this morning at 10am but has been extended to 4pm today. 1-5″ more inches of snow with big cold and high winds.
TAHOE SNOW STORM TOTALS:
Kirkwood = 16-24″
Heavenly = 24″
Sugar Bowl = 18-22″
Squaw = 18-22″
Mt. Rose = 14-16″
Northstar = 18″
Boreal = 16″
NOAA’s EXTENDED WINTER STORM WARNING:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 346 AM PST SAT DEC 7 2013 ...VERY COLD WINTER STORM THROUGH TODAY... .LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING VERY COLD AIR...GUSTY WINDS...AND A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA THROUGH THIS MORNING. THE POWDERY SNOW ALONG WITH GUSTY WINDS HAS CAUSED SOME CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH SOME WHITEOUT CONDITIONS REPORTED OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING... * TIMING: SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE TAHOE BASIN THROUGH THIS MORNING WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET AND DOWN TO LAKE LEVEL ALONG THE WESTERN SHORE. AT TRUCKEE...SOUTH LAKE AND THE EASTERN SHORE...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW. * WINDS: GUSTS OF 30 MPH OR MORE IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND GUSTS OVER 80 MPH OVER RIDGES MAY PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW... LARGE DRIFTS AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. * IMPACTS: DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY WITH TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LIKELY THROUGHOUT THE GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA. THERE WILL BE WIDESPREAD TRAVEL IMPACTS ON INTERSTATE 80 WITH SIGNIFICANT DELAYS LIKELY. TEMPERATURES BELOW 20 DEGREES AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO SINGLE DIGIT TO BELOW ZERO WIND CHILL VALUES.