It’s snow fine and still falling |

It’s snow fine and still falling

Simon Smith and Jeff Munson
Sun News Service
Emma Garrard/Sierra SunSteve Henry shovels snow outside his home in the Tahoe Donner neighborhood of Truckee Thursday morning. Ski resorts reported more than 2 feet of snow at higher elevations.

LAKE TAHOE ” Good morning. As expected we had a decent dumping overnight in the Sierra. At this time we’re still counting what’s been left behind. But by the looks of what I see out the window in the Upper Kingsbury area this morning, we’ve earned about 9 inches so far, give or take a few. As soon as I get a couple shovelsful thrown, I’ll give a better picture.

And it’s still snowing, with another band of storm just over the west end of the Sierra as of 7 a.m.

Here’s what forecaster Simon Smith has to say about today and tomorrow’s weather:

A cold and unsettled weekend is in store for our region, according to the National Weather Service. The winter storm warning is now in effect until 11 a.m. with total snowfall amounts from this round in the 8 to 16 inch range below 7,000 feet with 12 to 28 inches above 7,000 feet.

For today expect the snow to decrease to snow showers by afternoon with some clearing.

Highs will reach the lower to mid 30s at best and will fall by later in the afternoon.

Winds will be west to northwest in the 5 to 15 mph range with some higher gusts possible and ridge top winds will be stronger.

For tonight, mostly cloudy skies will yield scattered snow showers and chilly temperatures with lows dropping into the upper teens to lower 20s and lighter winds. Saturday and Sunday will be cold.

There will be some sunshine but a lot of clouds especially on Saturday along with snow showers and even some lake effect snow.

Sunday should be relatively dry. Highs will struggle into the 20s for highs and lows will be in the single digits to mid teens.

Some areas may be below zero Sunday morning like Truckee and Meyers. Winds will blow from the east or northeast this weekend in the 10 to 20 mph range with higher gusts at times. Have a great weekend and enjoy the fresh snow!

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