Lake Tahoe Winter Storm Update February 14
  • Staff, 12:10pm, 2/14/2012

    It looks like the winds are in our favor this week. Lake Tahoe should experience some weather tomorrow that is likely to bring new snow accumulations to the mountains. It could mean great conditions for your weekend ski plans. Check out the latest weather chatter. There seems to be a consensus of about 5 inches in the mountains.

    The reports:

    The compact little storm for tomorrow could easily jog just to the East or West and miss us because it is coming straight down from the North. It looks like it may actually go our way this time and come straight down over the Sierra.

    This storm does not have much moisture but it will be another cold one. The GFS and NAM say 1-3 inches with 2-4 above 7000 ft. But the Euro and it’s ensemble members are persistent on on 3-6 inches with 6-9 above 7000 ft. Usually if we split it down the middle we get a good forecast. So 2-5 inches at lake level is the call with 4-8 inches above 7000 ft. The direction of the storm from North to South should mean equal chances of snow for everyone as there won’t be much shadowing from the crest.

    The National Weather Service reports:

    …Winter weather advisory remains in effect from 1 am to 10 am PST Wednesday…

    Timing: snow will develop late tonight and spread south through Wednesday morning. The heaviest snow will occur between 2 am and 8 am.

    Snow accumulation: 2 to 6 inches.

    Photo: 5-day precipitation from

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