Tahoe undergoes Canadian blast
When the shoreline at Lake Tahoe freezes, you know it’s cold.
The Lake Tahoe Basin underwent a blast to its senses this weekend, with temperatures dropping down to 20 degrees at lake level and single digits in the mountains.
A cold front from Canada that moved into the basin on Friday brought temperatures down to the low-30s for most of the weekend, forcing many who ventured outside to bundle up with extra pads of warm clothing. At night it was colder, with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees.
The cold front was expected to drop temperatures down to 13 degrees at lake level this morning, said Wendell Hohmann, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in Reno.
For the week ahead the forecast calls for gradual warming, with daytime temperatures jumping back into the 40s for the first part of the week. Beginning Thanksgiving day, a series of weak fronts will move into the area, bring some rain and snow showers.
“It doesn’t look now to be a strong system. It will bring rain and snow but no big amounts at the time,” Hohmann said. “We’re still experiencing some quiet weather patterns, however the Pacific is getting fairly active and eventually it will break through with storm. But not in the immediate future.”