Multiple fires are burning on the west side of the Sierra with the Valley, Butte, and Rough Fires being the largest, and producing the majority of the smoke we are currently seeing in the Sierra and western NV
The Butte fire is located South of Highway 88, East of Highway 49, North of Highway 4
Southwest to west winds will be increasing the next several days, which will transport additional smoke from these fires into the region, likely worsening conditions. Check airnow.gov for the latest air quality information.
Yubanet.com provides detailed fire updates
National Weather Service Reno Nevada 307 am PDT Thursday Sep 19 2013 Synopsis... 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 Saturday. 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 – 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.
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!