Strong, Damaging Winds for Thursday give Way to Heavy Mountain Snow and Valley Rain

The strongest winds of the season are heading our way. They will start up tonight and continue into the afternoon tomorrow. Ridge top winds will exceeed 150mph, while downslope winds for the leeward foothills could see gusts in excess of 100 mph.

The next big wave of moisture will start up tomorrow afternoon and with it we will have falling snow levels. I expect Mt. Rose to pick up all snow starting tomorrow afternoon. I expect an additional 2-4 feet of snow by Friday evening. Here is a look at the forecast for tomorrow @ noon:

By the time Saturday afternoon rolls around, we will be in the sunshine with above average temps through next Thursday.

Then everything changes back!

We are tracking several large storms that appear headed right at Tahoe. Here is a look at the forecast for the 16th of February:

More impressive is the pattern that is setting up, with a massive storm to the north spinning off waves of smaller storms and sending them straight through Tahoe:

These storms look to be warmer again, but right now it is too early to tell.

Stay Tuned ...