News briefs: Snow expected Sunday and Monday, upcoming meetings and more
LAKE LEVEL — Lake Tahoe
As of Friday, Nov. 6, the lake elevation was reported as 6221.69. For more information, visit Truckee River Operating Agreement at http://www.troa.net/reports/dwmr.
SNOW IN THE FORECAST
More snow is predicted for the Lake Tahoe Basin this weekend.
“We are expecting a relatively cold winter storm to impact the region Sunday night through Monday evening,” said Zach Tolby from Reno’s National Weather Service office. “This storm doesn’t have nearly as much moisture as the last system, but it is colder. The snow levels are going to be pretty low with this system so we should see all snow around Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Basin should see somewhere around 2-4 inches of snow from this system with 4-8 inches in the higher elevations; pockets of higher accumulations are possible along the Sierra Crest. This storm will not have as much spillover as the last system so snow totals will be lower on the east side of the lake.”
According to Tolby, “Travel could be impacted over mountain passes as early as Sunday evening and last through Monday evening. While this is not expected to be a major winter storm, it is important that everyone should be prepared for winter driving.”
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Reno’s National Weather Service Facebook page said: “Temperatures will be cold to start the week with well-below-freezing overnight low temperatures throughout the region. Remember — it only takes a small amount of snow to create slick and dangerous driving conditions. Make sure to leave extra time for your commutes on Sunday and Monday.”
— Caitlin Row, Tahoe Daily Tribune managing editor
BUY A TAHOE LICENSE PLATE AND SKI FOR FREE
The “Plates for Powder” program is back, and once again it offers individuals who purchase a new Lake Tahoe license plate in either California or Nevada two free lift tickets to one of 12 Tahoe resorts participating in the program.
Plate sales and renewal fees generate proceeds that go directly to the California Tahoe Conservancy and Nevada Division of State Lands to fund hiking and biking trails and watershed restoration projects. The Tahoe Fund — a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for environmental improvement projects that support lake clarity, recreation and stewardship in the Tahoe Basin — is organizing the program on behalf of the public agencies. Information on how to purchase a plate and redeem free tickets is available at http://www.tahoeplates.com.
Lake Tahoe Community College Board of Trustees meets Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:15 p.m. at One College Way, South Lake Tahoe. The board will discuss the Community Play Consortium, which is a partnership with the City of South Lake Tahoe.
Kingsbury General Improvement District will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new water treatment facility at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 349 Eugene Drive, Stateline.
South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Commission meets Thursday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Lake Tahoe Airport’s city council chambers, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission meets Thursday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Airport’s city council chambers, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe. The commission will discuss the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan Initial Study.
TOURING ACOUSTIC GROUP TO PERFORM
Seattle based, award winning guitarist, Josh Snodgrass and his wife Sarah will lead a night of worship and music on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Calvary Chapel in South Lake Tahoe at 6 p.m. The guitar/vocal combo brings a fresh acoustic approach to popular worship songs.
Josh toured for several years as a solo guitarist before his wife Sarah recovered from a vocal cord injury and was able to return to singing. Sarah has been described as an authentic and transparent worship leader. Josh will also perform several instrumental worship songs playing the bass line, chords and melody all at the same time on the guitar. He uses a wide range of techniques including playing the guitar like a hand drum. His energetic and beautiful arrangements demonstrate the vast possibilities of the acoustic guitar as an instrument.
Josh and Sarah travel full time and perform at over 120 churches and events a year across the western United States. To listen to their music and to learn more about their ministry, visit http://www.onehopeonetruth.org
Calvary Chapel South Lake Tahoe is located at 807 Emerald Bay Road in South Lake Tahoe. Admission is free. For more information, please call 530-544-7320.
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