Expect More Snow Tonight: Lake Tahoe Weather Update for Feb. 28
Tahoe.com Staff, 3:11pm, 2/28/2012
From the look of this week’s forecast, you might think that Winter in Lake Tahoe is making up for its lack of appearance. Expect more snow to fall tonight, says meteorologists, and not just a dusting either. Heavy snow is expected to add to the 14 to 22 inches that fell earlier this week over Lake Tahoe ski resorts. The National Weather Service reports:
Tonight: Snow, mainly after 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 24. Windy, with a southwest wind between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
And here’s more great insight from tahoeweatherdiscussion.com:
Still lots of ice under the snow yesterday so we could use a couple more feet. Good news is that the forecast hasn’t changed much from yesterday and we should get that. Biggest change is to speed up the storm a little with the snow possibly starting this evening.
The trick with the snowfall forecast is how much moisture can get over the crest. Most models show 2-3 inches of liquid on the western slope west of the crest but vary on how much makes it into the Basin. I’m going to stick with the NAM again as it is in the middle. That would be 5-10 inches at lake level, 10-15 above 7000 ft., and 15-20 along the crest by Wednesday evening.