Tahoe Skiers: This is not a drill! Dust off your disco-sticks, slap on some skins, and head up to high-elevations for some Halloween pow. According to a Special Weather Statement issued by NOAA, Reno, NV, two hefty storms are slated to hit the Tahoe area over the course of the next four days, bringing rain showers down low and snow higher up. The first storm will hit today and tomorrow, and the second over the weekend.
The forecast also calls for 91-121” of fresh snow on Mt. Shasta, CA, Snow Brains reports. This is all super exciting, but be sure to take proper precautions and check avalanche advisories before heading up to any high-elevation zones.
For up-to-date snow reports and avalanche advisories, visit Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center.
Storm number one will hit on Thursday night and continue into Friday. Snow will generally impact elevations around 9,500-10,000′ in the Lake Tahoe area. Heavy, wet snow will accumulate on Sierra peaks higher than 10,000’.
Storm number two is set to hit Saturday and Sunday with heavy rain low down and snow at higher elevations. Sunday morning, snow is set to start at 7,000-8,500’. By late afternoon, snow levels may lower to 6,500-7,500’ and by Sunday evening, they may drop an additional 500’. Wind gusts may reach up to 80-90 mph and 30-35 mph in the valleys.
“Advice: If needing to travel… The best window will be from roughly Friday night through Saturday afternoon with just lingering rain showers.”- NOOA, Reno, NV.
For a full report, check out NOAA, Reno, NV’s Special Weather Statement.