Snow’s a comin’
November 27, 2009
LAKE TAHOE – Where’d this come from?
A day after a picturesque Thanksgiving in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the National Weather Service is forecasting a small winter storm to sweep through the area, with more than a half-foot of snow potentially falling at lake level, granting a post-Thanksgiving wish to area ski resorts expecting big crowds this holiday weekend.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Lake Tahoe from noon to midnight Friday, with the heaviest snowfall expected to fall between noon and Saturday morning. Six to eight inches is forecast at lake level, with close 10 inches expected above 7,000 feet through.
The storm could linger into early Saturday morning, NWS reports, with a 60 percent chance of snow in the forecast. NWS expects the snow to clear by Saturday afternoon. Sunny skies and highs in the low- to mid-40s are forecast Sunday through next week.
Today: Snow. Temperature falling to around 26 by 4pm. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
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Tonight: Snow. Low around 25. North wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Saturday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. East wind around 15 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a east wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 50.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.