The storm moved in overnight with 8 inches of new snow at the base and 14 inches on the upper mountains as of 5am. The snow continues to fall this morning and the storm is just getting started. The NOAA Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 4am Friday.
Wednesday – Thursday Storm:
The snow continues to fall on Wednesday with the light-moderate snowfall as the heaviest snow has shifted south of the Tahoe Basin. Snow levels well below the base along with strong winds up top gusting to 90+ mph.
The heavy snow band is expected to pivot back to the north and be aimed at Tahoe again Wednesday evening through Thursday. Then lighter snow Thursday night into Friday morning before we could see some clearing by afternoon. The ridgetop gusts continue to 60+ mph Thursday and then lighter into Friday.
We could see an additional 2-3 feet of new snow at the base by Friday morning, and 3-5 feet on the mountain. We could see some clearing later in the day on Friday.
Friday Night – Saturday System:
A much weaker system could move through Friday night into Saturday. We could see scattered snow showers through the day on Saturday before clearing Saturday night. An additional 1-3 inches of snow is possible on the mountain. We could also see some breaks of sun as well on Saturday.
We may see a break Sunday with the next storm stalled just to our north. We could see increasing clouds & winds throughout the day.
Then Monday into Tuesday a stronger storm could move in with more heavy snow. We will be tracking this system closely and fine-tuning the snowfall and details as we get closer.
We may see a drier pattern build in starting around the 4th.