Another Cold Winter Storm For Lake Tahoe
It looks like Lake Tahoe will be in for more winter weather including snow, cold and blizzard conditions starting again tomorrow night (Thursday) and continuing into Friday. 1-2 feet of new, light champagne powder will fall during that time frame. After that storm passes it will be cold, possibly the coldest Lake Tahoe has seen in a few years with temperatures trying to reach 20 degrees for a high and the lows plunging into the sub-zero range.
Once again the great news is most of the Lake Tahoe resorts are open and those that make snow are running their snow guns 24/7. Word on the street has it that Heavenly will be opening both the Nevada and California access points this weekend. I will blog a new post on the current Lake Tahoe Ski and Board conditions after my son Todd gets off the slopes this afternoon. Playing “hookey” Tahoe Style!
Here is the Statement from the National Weather Service
Statement as of 4:32 AM PST on December 17, 2008
… Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday evening through
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Winter Storm
Watch… which is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday
* Potential snow accumulations: one foot at lake level and
western Lassen County… and two feet in higher elevations.
* Winds: southwest 15 to 25 mph gusts to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to
* Impacts: heavy snow and gusty winds may result in dangerous
travel in the Sierra and much of northeast California Thursday
night and Friday morning.