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Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm coming; 1-2 feet of snow possible by Friday

LAKE TAHOE — It might read Spring on the calendar, but winter is not ready to give up.

A winter storm watch for the greater Truckee/Tahoe area will be in effect Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

All told, the storm is expected to bring 1-2 feet of snow above 7,000 feet, with a foot possible at lake level. Snow is expected to fall Wednesday, according to the forecast, although the heavy stuff won’t come until Thursday.

Below is an extended forecast from www.noaa.gov.

Wednesday: Snow showers. High near 41. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday night: Snow showers. Low around 28. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow. High near 41. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday Night: Snow. Low around 28. Southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Friday: Snow. High near 32. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 49.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

Sun staff report


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Apr 11, 2012 01:08PM Published Apr 11, 2012 01:06PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.