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Weather evaluated by Captain Obvious

It has snowed a lot lately.

No kidding? Thank you, Captain Obvious.

Lake Tahoe has been attacked by snowstorms over the last week and a half, and the National Weather Service says that might continue late Saturday and into Sunday.

After that, though, it should finally be over – at least for a little while.

“It looks like that may be the end of the systems for a while. We’ll kick back to more spring-like conditions early next week,” said Rudy Cruz, weather service specialist for the National Weather Service Reno office. “Stuff like this lasts right through Memorial Day weekend. We’ll have more systems like this probably until June.”

Oasis Aviation at the Lake Tahoe Airport recorded 12 inches of snow had fallen Thursday by 4 p.m. That has been the theme for more than a week. Oasis Aviation recorded 4 inches on April 7, 15 inches April 6, 6 inches April 4 and 10 inches March 31. Several feet fell in the higher elevations.

Those dates were preceded by warm, spring-like weather.

“What made this so surprising to everyone is we had a warm spell in March,” Cruz said. “Everyone thought spring was here.”

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