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Well things have started to get interesting early this fall with a few autumn-like systems affecting Lake tahoe since late August. Currently we are under our first advisory for snow which may bring as much as 8 inches to elevations above 8,000 fet and some as low as 6,500 feet when all is said and done. After that it looks like we will get a warm up but the Pacific has become very active for this time of year and after looking at the La Nina signals it appears we will have a strong to very strong La Nina winter which may herald a cold and possibly wet 2010-2011 winter…stay tuned.
Here is the advsory from the National Weather Service
Winter weather advisory in effect until 11 am pdt Tuesday above 8000 feet,
The NWS in Reno has issued a winter weather advisory above 8000 feet for snow, which is in effect until 11 am pdt Tuesday.
Timing: High elevation snow will increase tonight as low pressure moves over the central sierra, especially areas south of highway 50. Periods of snow are likely to continue in the high sierra through Wednesday.
Snow accumulations: 4 to 8 inches of snow above 8000 feet through Tuesday morning.
Snow levels: Snow levels will fall near 8000 feet tonight.
Impacts: Snow will impact travel over mount rose highway, Carson pass, Ebbett’s pass, and Luther pass.
Snow is expected to pose an inconvenience to travelers. Motorists should slow down and use caution. Check our website at weather.gov/reno or listen to noaa weather radio for updates on this situation.