Tahoe Weather: Decreasing Snow Today, More Friday

Lake Tahoe Weather Summary

Good Morning Tahoetopians! Snow continues this morning with accumulations of up to 3 inches. Daytime regional highs will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s with decreasing gusty southwest winds. Looking ahead, a new Winter Storm Warming is in effect for the next storm system bringing heavy snow starting early Friday and continuing through Saturday morning.

NWS Forecast for Greater Lake Tahoe Area

Updated: 6:00 pm, Jan. 19, 2017

Today: Snow in the morning, then chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Highs 29 to 34. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph decreasing to 50 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Chance of snow showers in the evening, then snow showers likely after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Lows 19 to 29. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 50 mph increasing to 65 mph after midnight.

Friday: Snow. Snow accumulation of 4 to 9 inches. Highs 28 to 33. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph increasing to 100 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Snow. Lows 16 to 26. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 75 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 27 to 32. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 75 mph.

Saturday Night: Snow likely. Lows 20 to 30.

Current Conditions in Tahoe City - Jake's on the Lake/Tahoe City Marina

 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

409 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO CONTINUES A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH 10AM THIS MORNING AND HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW FOR THE NEXT SYSTEM, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY.

* TIMING: MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING BEFORE TAPERING TO SHOWERS BY EARLY AFTERNOON. THE NEXT WAVE OF HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 12 TO 18 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES AT LAKE LEVEL.

* WINDS FRIDAY-SATURDAY: SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 45 MPH. RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 100 MPH.

* WAVE HEIGHTS ON LAKE TAHOE FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 2 TO 3 FEET...HIGHEST FROM MID LAKE TO NORTHEASTERN SHORES.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT DIFFICULT TRAVEL WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND CHAIN REQUIREMENTS. SMALL BOATS, KAYAKS AND PADDLE BOARDS WILL BE PRONE TO CAPSIZING AND SHOULD REMAIN OFF LAKE WATERS UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

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