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Spring fever inspires fashion of summer

Susan Wood
Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Carson City resident Chris Miller takes advantage of the springlike weather to play a round at the Bijou disc golf course on Sunday.

Weather seems to be a relative aspect of life at the lake. A warm weekend following a long cold snap filled with snow and fog allowed many Lake Tahoe visitors and residents to bask in the long-awaited sunshine.

Chris Miller hit the Bijou Disc Golf Course on Sunday in a tank top, shorts and running shoes, despite the occasional plunge into a snowpack that ski enthusiasts and water watchers have bragged about.

The Carson City resident considered taking the top down on his Honda Civic del Sol.

“This is my kind of weather,” he said, flinging discs with his buddy Matt Wood.

October was the last time Miller remembered wearing shorts at the lake.

The bright sun came as quite departure from the fog Carson City endured in the last few weeks.

Despite enjoying temperatures that seemed like the 70s to Tahoe residents, the mercury hit only 49 degrees on Saturday and 51 on Sunday.

“This time of year, it’s just that (these temperatures) feel like summer compared to what you’ve had,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Jordan said from his office.

The warm, dry trend is predicted to last through the week, with the highs expected to be in the low 60s. Enjoy it while you can, as weather forecasters also anticipate a 5- to 10-degree cooling trend by next weekend.

For those with a hankering to put on a bikini before the return to winter, a television and photo shoot is slated for Thursday on Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Ridge Run. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will be asked to show off the spring snow and sun of the South Shore for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. The footage and shots will be offered to television news stations and newspapers across the United States.

Riders interested in participating will meet at the Heavenly Tram building for an overview and instruction at 9 a.m. Heavenly will throw in a free day of skiing and a complimentary brunch at the Lakeview Lodge at the top of the tram.

– Susan Wood can be reached at (530) 542-8009 or via e-mail at swood@tahoedailytribune.com

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