Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm warning until 4 p.m.; 4-8 more inches of snow possible
January 23, 2012
LAKE TAHOE – A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for the greater Truckee/Tahoe region, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Snow is expected to increase in intensity between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., NWS reports. An additional 15 to 30 inches of snow is expected above 7,000 feet, with 8 to 16 inches possible at lake level.
Regional highways continue to carry snow tire and chain restrictions; stay up to date at http://www.sierrasun.com/roadconditions.
After Monday, sunshine and mild temperatures in the upper-40s to lower-50s are expected to return by midweek.
The return of winter after a drier-than-normal December and January has ski resorts celebrating a healthy amount of natural snow back on the mountains.
According to the snow report at Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, there are 47 inches of snow at upper mountain; 22 inches of snow have fallen so far in the current storm system, which began Thursday. Sierra will open the Grandview Chairlift today.
Over at Heavenly, the resort’s summit has a 25-35-inch base; 16 inches of snow has fallen in the past 48 hours.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort has a base depth of 42 to 45 inches; the resort has seen 15 to 17 inches of new snow the past 24 hours, with 48 hour storm totals between 33 inches and 36 inches.
Today: Snow, mainly before 4pm. High near 37. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. North wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.