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December 19, 2011
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Lake Tahoe weather: No snow in extended forecast

LAKE TAHOE — Sunny skies — and no snow — are in the extended forecast for the Lake Tahoe/Truckee region, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Low temperatures through Christmas Day are forecast in the teens, however, meaning regional ski resorts can continue to make man-made snow to ensure terrain is covered in the white stuff for the coming holiday weekends.

“The cold temperatures are allowing us to make snow 24 hours a day, said Barb Collier, of Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village, in an email. “We’re open top to bottom with four lifts running. We were able to open another run today (Penguin), and we are working on Flume and Showoff right now. I’ve been out there a couple of time and the snow is amazing!”

According to NWS, a Lake Wind Advisory will be in effect for the greater Lake Tahoe area for much of Monday. Northeast winds of 10 to 15 mph are expected to increase to 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 35 mph.

The advisory is in effect between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday. Wave heights are predicted at two to three feet, according to the advisory. Waves will be the largest mid-lake to the West Shore. Small boats will be prone to capsizing and should remain off the lake until conditions improve, according to the advisory.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 19, 2011 03:13PM Published Dec 19, 2011 03:07PM Copyright 2011 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.