Lake Tahoe, Calif. Snow Fall Could Top 5 Feet In Mountains Above 7,000 Feet, Avalanche, 100+ MPH Winds Possible

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Officials have increased potential snow totals for a series of winter storms this weekend at Lake Tahoe. A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service in Reno remains in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday.

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The storms could bring 14 to 28 inches of new snow. Above 7,000 feet could see 2 to 5 feet.

 

The highest snow totals are expected west of California Route 89. The heaviest snow is expected Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.

Lake Tahoe area ski resorts have reported several inches of snow Saturday morning.

 

An avalanche warning from the Sierra Avalanche Center remains in effect until 7 a.m. Monday.

“Very dangerous avalanche conditions may occur. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended during HIGH avalanche danger. Large destructive avalanches could occur.”

 

Strong winds up to 50 mph are expected. Gusts over the Sierra ridges could be as strong as 110 mph.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   AP
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