Lake Tahoe ski resorts report over 1 foot of fresh powder; more in the forecast
24 HOUR SNOW TOTALSHeavenly Mountain Resort: 18 inchesKirkwood Mountain Resort: 16 inchesSierra-at-Tahoe: 15 inchesAll snow totals self reported by resorts Thursday morning.
It’s beginning to look like winter at Lake Tahoe where South Shore ski resorts are reporting more than 1 foot of fresh snow in the past 24 hours.
And a couple more inches are in the forecast for Thursday.
With snow showers dissipating as the morning progresses, stronger showers are expected to return Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Another 3 to 7 inches could accumulate, with up to 1 foot of new snow above 7,000 feet.
In South Lake Tahoe, NWS says there is an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday, which will increase to 90 percent in the evening.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the Lake Tahoe region until 4 a.m. Friday. NWS advised motorists to plan on difficult travel conditions. Chain controls were in effect on Sierra highways Thursday morning. Damage to trees and power lines is possible.
These current storms follow one at the end of last week that delivered some of the first measurable snow at lake level and more than half a foot of snow at South Shore ski resorts.
As Wednesday’s storm rolled into the region it whipped up waves on Lake Tahoe. A handful of surfers jumped on the opportunity to ride some winter waves before the snow started falling.
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) January 25, 2018
Wahoo! 15″ of fresh fell overnight, and more on the way!
Ops today: Delayed openings possible…be patient! 22 trails scheduled as of now.
Weather: Temps in high 20’s, continued snow showers, winds from the SW.
— Sierra-at-Tahoe (@Sierra_at_Tahoe) January 25, 2018
Buenos Dias mis amigos#StokeLevel@12″ with
early morning snow-totals:
HippieHausDeck @6400‘ – 12″
HeavenlyMtn @9000‘ – 14″-16″
KirkwoodMtn @8450‘ – 14″-18″ #ColdSmokeThursday #RelentlessOptimism
— Coop@KirkwoodMtn (@KirkwoodMtnCoop) January 25, 2018
18″ of snow on the mountain! pic.twitter.com/0JLy0ZpI1f
— SkiHeavenly (@skiheavenly) January 25, 2018
— Tahoe Daily Tribune (@TahoeDailyTrib) January 25, 2018