Lake Tahoe weather: Winter weather advisory to take effect Sunday evening
November 26, 2017
The greater Lake Tahoe region will be under a winter weather advisory starting at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The advisory, which will remain in effect through 10 a.m. Monday, will bring strong winds, rain and eventually snow.
Above 7,000 feet, snow accumulations could range between 6 – 12 inches, with localized amounts of up to 15 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Below 7,000 feet, 2 – 4 inches could accumulate, with up to 6 inches accumulating west of State Route 89.
Winds are starting to pick up around Lake Tahoe at sunset. Look closely and you can see the wind moving the lake waters (and the top of a tree moving around). Strong winds expected tomorrow. Timelapse: @NVSeismoLab Diamond Peak. pic.twitter.com/UFDdWtjsqp
— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) November 26, 2017
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The heaviest snow will occur between 10 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday. "Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times due to snow and gusty winds," NWS warns.
Wind gusts could range 30 to 50 mph Sunday before precipitation starts. Gusts will generally be 20 to 35 mph after precipitation starts.