Lake Tahoe weather: January likely to end with dry spell |

Lake Tahoe weather: January likely to end with dry spell

The view from Timber Cove Monday afternoon.
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Following a week filled with storms, snow and colder temperatures, the Tahoe Basin can expect a streak of sunshine and warmer temperatures for the next week and possibly longer.

The National Weather Service in Reno reports the region will likely close out January with a dry spell that could extend into February.

“High pressure and quiet weather expected for the western U.S. likely lasting through end of the January, and possibly longer,” the weather service stated Tuesday morning.

“Fortunately, active weather in early January has pushed the snowpack to around 130 percent of normal.”

Cold temperatures near the single digits Tuesday morning at the lake will give way to a warming trend starting this afternoon. South Lake Tahoe will see a high temperature of 41 degrees while Incline Village will see a high of 37.

High temperatures will continue to climb through the week before reaching 48 degrees Saturday.

No storms or significant weather events are in the forecast through the next 10 days.

The uneventful forecast follows a week that brought over 5 feet of snow to some ski resorts in the South Shore and Incline Village areas.

To date, Kirkwood Mountain Resort has reported 210 inches of snow during the 2018-19 season. Sierra-at-Tahoe has received 189 inches at its summit and 135 at its base. Diamond Peak Ski Resort reports a season total of 140 inches, while Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe reports a season total ranging from 161-189 inches.

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