Big Lake Tahoe Snow Storms?
Well, I have been away from this blog for a bit building a couple of new Lake Tahoe Vacation sites but I really wanted to get back and discuss the upcoming 7-10 days which may make for an epic March!
The models are really coming together this morning with a series of storms moving toward the Lake Tahoe Basin, each a bit stronger and colder than the previous. The snow totals if everything works out in our favor could top 3-6 feet by the end of next weekend which would set up the ski and board resorts for an epic late-winter and spring! If you have not booked a trip with Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways yet you might want to as what usually happens in these situations is a rush to book cabins after a big dump!
I digress. The first storm moving in now is much warmer than the subsequent storms will be therefore, rain will more than likely fall below 7000-7500 feet. The big story with this first storm will be the winds. A high wind advisory has been posted for Lake Tahoe and the Reno area through Monday with potentially damaging winds developing ahead of the precipitation. Once the initial front passes snow levels will come crashing down to below 5,000 feet on Monday and Monday night. The rest of the week the precipitation from the upcoming storms should be all snow with very dry and powdery snow falling in the Tahoe Basin and surrounding Lake Tahoe resorts.
The weather service will in all likelihood issue a winter storm watch on Monday for the next storm due in Tuesday into Wednesday as the potential for a major winter storm now looks likely. 1-3 feet of snow could fall from this one and looking down the line a potent system for next weekend is taking shape which could produce another 1-3 feet of new snow.
All of this is great news for Lake Tahoe resorts, businesses and our guests but the biggest impact may be a significant increase in our snow pack and the subsequent spring and summer water supplies for California and Nevada. Stay tuned for more Lake Tahoe weather updates and ski and board conditions!