Lake Tahoe wind advisory in effect Thursday night
December 1, 2016
A wind advisory will be implemented on Lake Tahoe starting Thursday evening.
The advisory, announced early Thursday morning by the National Weather Service in Reno, starts at 10 p.m. Thursday and will last through 10 p.m. Friday.
Easterly winds from 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph are possible, with the highest gusts occurring from mid-lake to the western shore, according to the National Weather Service. Wave heights are expected to range from 1 to 4 feet, with the highest waves from mid-lake to downwind shores.
During the advisory, small boats, including kayaks and paddle boards, will be prone to capsizing and should remain off the lake.
The service also advises checking conditions before heading out and being prepared for sudden changes in conditions, including winds and wave height.