Larger storm predicted to hit Tahoe Wednesday
January 19, 2010
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Lake Tahoe can expect a fast-moving storm this afternoon and evening followed by a stronger storm expected to hit the region Wednesday.
After an increase in snow this afternoon, the National Weather Service predicts that the snow will become lighter this evening. By Wednesday afternoon another round of heavy snow and strong winds are predicted to move into the region.
Anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of snow could fall below 7,000 feet through this evening. Up to two feet of snow could fall during Wednesday’s storm.
The NWS based in Reno also predicts south winds between 15 and 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Ridge gusts could reach 70 to 90 miles per hour.
The snow will cause slick roads with visibility less than a half mile at times making travel “hazardous,” according to the NWS.
“The storm arriving Wednesday is expected to have a prolonged period of heavy snow and gusty winds, creating dangerous travel with local blizzard conditions,” according to a NWS winter storm watch bulletin.
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