Early Lake Tahoe Snow–September 27, 2014



September 27, 2014  Snowing at Heavenly, photo courtesy of City of South Lake Tahoe.


Lake Tahoe Weather-September 19, 2013

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National Weather Service Reno Nevada 
307 am PDT Thursday Sep 19 2013 


Light southeast winds and warmer conditions expected today and 
another night of below freezing morning lows is possible in the 
Sierra valleys tonight. A strong low pressure system will move 
into the Pacific northwest Friday and Saturday, bringing gusty 
winds, below normal temperatures, and a few showers to the area. 

Short term... 
clear skies will prevail across much of the western U.S. As short 
wave ridging briefly passes through the region. Expecting warmer 
temperatures this afternoon as winds shift out of the southeast with 
highs today right around season averages. Lower 80s are forecast 
across much of western Nevada with middle 70s for Sierra valleys. 
Thereafter, we will see a Stark regime change as an unseasonably 
potent low pressure system develops off the West Coast. The main 
weather impacts this low will provide are strong winds beginning 
Friday afternoon and temperatures 15 to 20 degrees colder by 

The core of an unseasonably deep upper low (3-4 Standard deviations) 
will remain offshore of the Pacific northwest on Friday morning, but  [Read more]

South Lake Tahoe Snow Removal Route Map website

 South Lake Tahoe Snow Removal Route Map website – Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways

The snow removal route map can be accessed at www.cityofslt.us/snowremovalmap

The City of South Lake Tahoe has launched a live snow removal route interactive map on the City’s website earlier this week. Snow plows were dispatched on city routes to test the GPS (Global Positioning System) system which displays snow removal activity and the map recorded and displayed their activity.

Updates to the live snow removal route map are provided as streets are plowed every eight (8), sixteen (16), and twenty-four (24) hours. The Street Superintendent for the City of South Lake Tahoe would like to reminded residents to please park all vehicles out of the City Right-of-Ways when snow conditions exist. Also please place mail boxes and trash cans as far back off the roadway as possible. This will greatly enhance the speed and efficiency of the snow removal operations.


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Winter Weather Advisory


Lake Tahoe Winter Weather Advisory

There is a winter weather advisory that will stay in affect until 5 a.m Sunday.   A strong pressure over the the north Pacific will progressively move into our area.  There will be periods of moderate and heavy snow in the northern sierra.  Winds from the southwest will be around 15 – 25 mph and could possibly reach 45 mph. Sierra ridge gusts could reach 100 mph and lowering after midnight.

Snow accumulations could be up to 6 inches and up to 10 inches above 7000 feet.  If you are traveling into the Tahoe area, please use caution.  Roads can become icy and the snow can cause low visibility.  Please be careful and slow down.

Snowforecast is predicting that Heavenly Resort will see 10 – 16 inches of snowfall and 16 – 20 inches above 7000 feet by tomorrow morning! Kirkwood Resort might be receiving 16 – 20 inches and Sierra at Tahoe 13 – 18 inches with 16 – 20 inches of snowfall above the 7000 ft mark.   It is looking like a beautiful powder day for tomorrow!

First Storms of 2011-2012 On The Way?

Lake Tahoe Basin view - Echo Lakes Hiking Trails

The view of the Lake Tahoe Basin from Echo Lakes

I know it is only September 27 but looking ahead with the aid of NOAA it appears there will be a major pattern change starting next week and lasting for a couple of weeks. The Pacific is starting to get active and the MJO which can bring storminess to the west coast is starting to juice up. That being said our first Lake Tahoe rain/snow events may begin sooner than later! Stay tuned.

Scientific Forecast Discussion 9/27/2011

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