24 hours of snowfall is coming to Lake Tahoe tonight through tomorrow night. 5-10″ of snow is expected above 7,000 feet. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Kirkwood will be open in Tahoe This weekend.
Saturday should be a pretty stellar powder day with the Squaw Palisades being the highlight.
The next Pacific storm is encroaching on northern California. This system with associated frontal system will move through the region tonight through Friday night and bring colder, wetter weather with snow levels decreasing from 7000 feet today down to around 4500 feet Friday night. A Winter Weather Advisory will likely bring 5 to 10 inches of new snowfall to areas above 5500 feet tonight through Friday night. Snowfall together with breezy conditions may generate poor visibilities due to blowing snow over higher elevations. – NOAA
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 347 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE... INCLINE VILLAGE ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY. * TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN BY MIDNIGHT WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 4 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL...WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES NEAR AND ABOVE 7000 FEET. * SNOW LEVELS: STARTING AT 7000 TO 7500 FEET THIS EVENING THEN FALLING TO LAKE LEVEL OVERNIGHT. * IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH LOW VISIBILITY LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY OVER PASSES. ROADS WILL LIKELY CLEAR BY MID TO LATE MORNING FRIDAY FOR IMPROVED TRAVEL...HOWEVER ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED AGAIN BY EARLY EVENING FRIDAY AS THE SUN SETS.